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Students Named to College's Chapter of Mortar Board

Posted April 10, 2002

HOLLAND -- Forty Hope College juniors have been elected into Mortar Board, a national honor society that recognizes students for scholarship, leadership and service.

The formal initiation ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 14, at 2 p.m. in the Maas Center auditorium. New members will also be honored during the college's annual Honors Convocation on Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel. The public is invited.

The Hope College Alcor Chapter of Mortar Board carries out many service projects and events on Hope's campus and in the Holland community. In recent years, the group's activities have included the "Wearing of the Blue" breakfast for Dean's List students; mathematics and reading tutoring; a Thanksgiving dinner for international students; "Teach for America" pen pals; sponsoring a "Compassion Child" from Ethiopia; and helping at the Holland Rescue Mission and Center for Women in Transition. The chapter also presents the "Hope Outstanding Professor Educator" (H.O.P.E.) Award during the college's Honors Convocation each year.

The college's chapter is part of a national network that includes 208 chapters, 33 alumni chapters and 25 sections. Since the organization's founding in 1918, more than 200,000 college seniors have been initiated into the society.

The Hope chapter's advisors are Dr. Joseph LaPorte, assistant professor of philosophy, and Dr. Dianne Portfleet, adjunct assistant professor of English.

The new members are:

Ashlea M. Allen; Midland
Matthew B. Ambrose; Midland
Leslie E. Aronson; West Bloomfield
Jane E. Bast; Grand Rapids
Geoffrey J. Bremer; Midland
Mary J. Chambers; Holland
Andrew J. Chapin; Midland
Karen M. Clark; Midland
Kristi L. Cummings; Howard City
Susan M. DeLange; Orland Park, Ill.
Megan E. Fry; Charlotte
Ellie E. Gray; Hillsdale
Lisa N. Hardy; Midland
Hilary K. Hawn; Midland
Joy M. Hofmeyer; Oelwein, Iowa
Aaron S. Johnson; Grand Blanc
Jennifer L. Jury; DeWitt
Charlene E. Kan; Midland
Kami G. King; Cement City
Emily J. Mannakee; Park Ridge, Ill.
Leigha E. McCallum; Evart
Laurie K. McNamara; Cedar Grove, N.J.
Lilyana S. Mihalkova; Pazardjik, Bulgaria
Miriam J. Northcutt; Rockford
Alyson M. Payne; Three Oaks
Katherine A. Ramsey; Holland
Bryan A. Rimmke; Portage
Joshua M. Ruch; Kentwood
Sarah E. Sanderson; Holland
Amy F. Sato; Kentwood
Daniel C. Schroyer; Marysville
Alexander A. Sherstov Jr.; Primorsk, Russia
Morgan M. Smith; Three Rivers
Noel A. Snyder; Flushing
Meredith K. Ter Haar; Zeeland
Matthew J. Teusink; Fremont
Kimberly J. Turner; Grand Blanc
Elisabeth M. Van Houwelingen; Traverse City
Christina J. Van Regenmorter; West Olive
Elizabeth A. Wilson; Lansing

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