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Seniors Receive Academic
Achievement and Service Awards

Posted April 26, 2001

HOLLAND -- Awards for scholastic achievement and service have been presented to graduating Hope College seniors.

The awards honor students for achievement in specific areas of study and service. The students were recognized during the college's annual Honors Convocation on Thursday, April 26.

The M. Harold Mikle Prize for Communication was presented to Louis Telmon Canfield of Whitehall and Kristin Anne Sorensen of Beecher, Ill.

Kimberly Sue Grotenhuis of Holland received the Southland Medal (Gerrit H. Albers Gold Medal), which is awarded to the outstanding woman of the senior class, and the John Schouten Award for the outstanding female student- athlete. The Otto Vander Velde All-Campus Award was presented to Joseph William Veldman of Sawyer.

The Paul G. Fried Prize in International Education was presented to Jacob Lyani Sitati of Nairobi, Kenya. Jordan Ryan Schmidt of Eagan, Minn., was recognized as the recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship. Technos International Prizes were awarded to Whitney Elizabeth Schraw of Boyne City and Ghadeer J. Yaser of Ramallah, Palestine.

Robert Brian Wondergem of Johnson City, Tenn., received the Herman Miller Art Award.

The Biology Service Award and the Patterson Memorial Prize in Biology were presented to Justin Lewis Grobe of Mason.

The American Institute of Chemists' Awards were presented to Julia Rachel Koeppe of Fayetteville, Ark., and Brandy L. Schenck of Grand Ledge. Nathan Douglas Ide of Grand Haven and Junu Shrestha of Kathmandu, Nepal, received Pharmacia Company Awards for Research in Chemistry. The Almon T. Godfrey Prize in Chemistry was presented to Jordan Ryan Schmidt of Eagan, Minn.

The A.A. Raven Prizes in Communication were presented to Nathan Carl Hart of Holland and Kristin Anne Sorensen of Beecher, Ill. Katherine Lynn Jen of Hudsonville was presented with the Lambda Pi Eta Book Award in communication.

The Boundy Computer Science Award was received by Daron Jon Vroon of Jackonsville, Fla. Laura Ellen Grit of Fort Collins, Colo., was the winner of the Computer Science Senior Prize.

Florence Cavanaugh Dance Awards were presented to Jodi Marie Kurtze of Elkhart, Ind.; Christine Lynne Lutz of Rochester, N.Y.; Emily Sara Poel of Grand Rapids; and Amy Joyce Vertalka of Grand Ledge.

Allan C. Kinney Memorial Awards, presented to the outstanding graduating seniors majoring in economics and business administration, were presented to Bradley James Chassee of Wyoming and Andrea Kristin Douglass of Libertyville, Ill. The Outstanding Student in Management Accounting Award was presented to Michelle A. McDougal of Portage. Daniel Alan Besselsen of Hudsonville received the Award for Outstanding Accounting Student. Radoslav Rumenov Iliev of Sofia, Bulgaria, received the Economics, Management and Accounting Faculty Recognition Award. Kirsten Erika Slotten of Grand Ledge received the Wall Street Journal Award.

Marcy Lynn Slotman of Hamilton was the winner of the Marguerite E. Kinkema Special Education Award, while the winners of Egbert Winter Education Awards were Ryan Michael Coghill of Cary, Ill., and Kristin Anne Koenigsknecht of St. Johns.

The Clarence De Graaf English Award was presented to Sally Lynn Smits of Denver, Colo. The Erika Brubaker '92 Awards for Proficiency in Literature were presented to Andrew Louis Lotz of Hudsonville and Kirsten Erika Slotten of Grand Ledge. The Sandrene Schutt Award for Proficiency in Literature was presented to Kyla Michelle Moore of Kenosha, Wis.

Tulip City Gem and Mineral Club Awards were presented to Yasemin I. Tulu of Holland and Jeffrey Douglas Wilcox of Saline.

Ray De Young History Prizes were awarded to Melanie Diane Lofquist of Port Huron and Whitney Elizabeth Schraw of Boyne City. Louis Telmon Canfield of Whitehall received the Miles Award in Law.

Sheri Lynn Hartman of Indianapolis, Ind., received the Lawrence "Doc" Green Award in Athletic Training. Kristin Anne Koenigsknecht of St. Johns and Craig Robert Veldman of Jenison received Dorothy and Russell Siedentop Awards, presented to outstanding members of the basketball teams. Recipients of the William and Mabel Vanderbilt Sr. Family Awards in kinesiology were Chad Michael Beaver of Gladwin, Scott Andrew Houser of Portage and Angela Kathryn Lower of Ionia. Alvin W. Vanderbush Student Athlete Awards were presented to Amy M. Brower of Hamilton and Erica Jane Torgerson of Weidman. Angela Kathryn Lower of Ionia received the Kathleen Ann White '76 Memorial Award.

Jordan Ryan Schmidt of Eagan, Minn., received the Albert E. Lampen Mathematics Prize.

Several students were honored for achievement in the study of a foreign language. Joel Stephen Ward of Oolitic, Ind., received the Ruth W. Todd Classics Prize, and the Delta Phi Alpha Book Prize was presented to Tracy Lynn Miller of Gurnee, Ill. The Linda D. Palmer Memorial Award in French was presented to Kristin Marie Bentivolio of Milford and Christine Anne Misiewicz of Lansing. Jennifer R. Blackwell of Breckenridge, Colo., received the Martin N. Ralph Memorial Award in Spanish, while Isaiah Michael Hoogendyk of Kalamazoo received the Edward J. Wolters Classics Award. John William Brandkamp of Staten Island, N.Y., received the Eta Sigma Phi Book Prize, and the Marguerite Prins French Award was presented to Elizabeth Jane Jungst of Englewood, Fla. Sarah Elizabeth Skriloff of Sarasota, Fla., received the Laura Alice Boyd Memorial Award in German, and Amy Rae Donley of Rockford was awarded the Barbara E. Geeting Memorial Award in German.

The Delta Omicron Senior Honor Award in music was presented to Laurie Elizabeth Zeller of Waterford. Douglas James Mulder of Holland and David Timothy Van Der Laan of Lombard, Ill., received Robert W. Cavanaugh Senior Music Awards. David Timothy Van Der Laan of Lombard, Ill., also won the Roger Rietberg Chapel Choir Award.

The Senior Award for Nursing was given to Renee C. Lick of Shelby Township; the Miriam Joyce Van Eyl Award was presented to Jennifer Lee Mark of Manistee; and the Christian Service Award was awarded to Sarah Joy DeHaan of Grandville. Those named to the Sigma Theta Tau honorary society in nursing were: Stacey Leigh Flegel of Ithaca, Carolyn Elizabeth Kremm of Ann Arbor, Renee C. Lick of Shelby Township, Jennifer Lee Mark of Manistee, Lauren Louise Piotrowski of Troy and Amy Colette Szymczak of Grand Rapids.

The Charles E. Lake Memorial Prize in Philosophy was presented to Aaron Michael Keck of Lansing.

The Douwe B. Yntema Prizes in physics and engineering were awarded to Steven Edward Molesa of Troy and Daniel Paul Valente of West Bloomfield.

Recipients of James Dyke van Putten Political Science Prizes were: Louis Telmon Canfield of Whitehall; Radoslav Rumenov Iliev of Sofia, Bulgaria; Aaron Michael Keck of Lansing; and Andrew Louis Lotz of Hudsonville.

Brett Matthew Bebber of Littleton, Colo., was awarded the American Bible Society Book Award, while Rebecca Lynn LaRoy of Kalamazoo was awarded the Pietenpol Prize. Ettienne Michele Jackson of Ypsilanti received the Senior Biblical Prize, while Amanda Dawn Vaalburg of Ann Arbor was presented with the Sloan-Stegeman Mission Prize. John Richard Vander Wilt Awards in religion were presented to Daniel George Wels Lannin of Elgin, Ill.; Eric Allyn Schrotenboer of Zeeland; and Joshua Jay Tibbe of Newaygo.

The winners of Jeanette Gustafson Memorial Gifts in sociology and social work were: Whitney Anne Lepard of Grand Haven and Sarah Elizabeth Polk of Center Line. Senior Sociology Awards were presented to Timothy Sydney Cupery of Harbor Beach and Anna L. Holt of Verron. Rebecca Ruth Jackson of Lexington, Mass., received the Social Work Senior Award.

The recipient of the Theatre Department Senior Prize was Michelle Rene Rynbrandt of Cleo. Dan Lee Taylor of Story City, Iowa, received the Brad Williams Memorial Award.

The Kent Medical Foundation Award was presented to Jesse Bryant McKey of Grand Rapids.

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