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Seniors Receive Sigma Xi Research Awards

Posted April 26, 2001

HOLLAND -- Fifty-five Hope College seniors were honored with Senior Sigma Xi Research Awards during the college's annual Honors Convocation, held on Thursday, April 26, in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

Sigma Xi is the Scientific Research Society. The Sigma Xi club at Hope is one of 500 clubs and chapters in North America dedicated to the encouragement, support and recognition of scientists.

The students receiving awards were:

Biology:
David Boerema; Chicago Ridge, Ill.
Sherrie Cunningham; Waterford
Sarah Escott; Farmington Hills
Justin Grobe; Rapid City
Meribeth Huizinga; Comstock Park
David Kuhrt; East Greenbush, N.Y.
Catherine Lowe; Holland
Olga Motorna; Kiev, Ukraine
Aaron Petersen; Grand Rapids
Elizabeth Pikaart; Zeeland
Adam Reddick; East Tawas
Elizabeth Stancik; St. Joseph
Benjamin Tennant; Holland
Angela Van Erp; Bad Axe
Joseph Veldman; Sawyer
Maryann Williamson; Grayslake, Ill.

Chemistry:
Nicholas Grasman; Byron Center
Ronald Heemstra; Ann Arbor
Christopher Howell; Brighton
Nathan Ide; Spring Lake
Elizabeth Jungst; Englewood, Fla.
Julia Koeppe; Fayetteville, Ark.
Jesse McKey; Grand Rapids
Bill Murdoch; Fennville
David Nash; Lyons
Jeffrey Petkus; Bellflower, Calif.
Brandy Schenck; Grand Ledge
Jordan Schmidt; Eagan, Minn.
Junu Shrestha; Kathmandu, Nepal
David Woody; Wayne

Computer Science:
Laura Grit; Fort Collins, Colo.
Jessica Hovater; Grass Lake
Joshua Krikke; Hudsonville
Tim Vroom; Zeeland
Daron Vroon; Jacksonville, Fla.
Ben Wing; Maple City

Geological and Environmental Sciences:
Chad Ferguson; Roscommon
Yasemin Tulu; Holland
Martin Van Oort; Deer Lodge, Mont.
Jeffrey Wilcox; Saline

Mathematics:
Andrea Douglass; Libertyville, Ill.

Physics and Engineering:
Joshua Danek; Au Gres
Matthew Goupell; Mount Pleasant
Brennan Hughey; Elsie
Daniel Lappenga; Holland
Steven Molesa; Troy
Daniel Valente; West Bloomfield

Psychology:
David Bauer; Hartford
Jennifer Dennis; Lowell
Shannon Juengst; Libertyville, Ill.
Emily Koster; Kenosha, Wis.
Eric Shaeffer; Rochester Hills
Emily Sowers; Grand Rapids
Kylee Van Haitsma; Holland
Lindsey Woodall; Macatawa

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