Seniors Receive Academic
Achievement and Service Awards
Posted April 25, 2002
HOLLAND -- Awards for scholastic achievement and
service have been presented to graduating Hope College
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 25.
The Academy of American Poets Award was presented
to Katherine Florence Bode-Lang of Grand Rapids, with
Elizabeth Ann Lomasney of Lockport, Ill., receiving
honorable mention. The American Association of University
Women Awards were presented to Linda Dawn Montano and Lori
L. Mulder, both of Holland.
The M. Harold Mikle Prize for Communication was
presented to Leanne Marie VanDuinen of Rothbury. Katherine
Sophia Paarlberg of Glen Rock, N.J., and Dana Lynn
Ranschaert of Holland received the Southland Medal (Gerrit
H. Albers Gold Medal), which is awarded to the outstanding
women of the senior class.
The winner of the John Schouten Award for the
outstanding female student-athlete was Amy Michelle Brower
of Hamilton. The Otto Vander Velde All-Campus Award was
presented to Joshua Paul Boss of Jenison.
The Paul G. Fried Prize in International Education
was presented to Leecox Mercelino Omollo of Nairobi, Kenya.
Sarah Elizabeth Herman of Sylvania, Ohio, received Music
Teachers National Association Student Achievement
Recognition. Lora Joy Van Uffelen of Holland was recognized
as the recipient of a National Defense Science and
Engineering Graduate Fellowship. Technos International
Prizes were awarded to Michael Alan Brevet of Metuchen,
N.J., and Kristy Lynne Truax of Wilmington, Del.
Cassie Jo Krause of East Jordan and Kristin Brooke
McMillen of Kalamazoo received the Herman Miller Art Award.
Gregory David Town of Pittsford received the
Biology Service Award. The Patterson Memorial Prize in
Biology was presented to Adrienne Lee Hull of St. Joseph and
Matthew Alexander Nehs of Traverse City.
The American Institute of Chemists' Award was
presented to Jessica Lynn Case of Portage and Sara Ann
Troyer of Howell. Aranh Pen of Holland and Betty Tang of
Holland received the Pharmacia Company Award for Research in
Chemistry. The Almon T. Godfrey Prize in Chemistry was
presented to Karen Elizabeth Hahn of Midland.
Leland Harding Webb of Bernardsville, N.J., was
presented with the Lambda Pi Eta Book Award in
The Boundy Computer Science Award was received by
Josiah Alexander Bradford Dykstra of Sioux City, Iowa; and
Sarah Marie Dieter of Colorado Springs, Colo., was the
winner of the Computer Science Senior Prize.
Elizabeth Ruth Husa of Hudsonville and Christopher
Lee Meyer of Holland were awarded the Allan C. Kinney
Memorial Award, which is presented to the outstanding
graduating senior or seniors majoring in economics and
business administration. The Outstanding Student in
Management Accounting Award was presented to Brian James
Bredeway of Holland. Stacey Lyn Mellema of Muskegon and
Kristin Andrea Reinhard of Rochester, N.Y., received the
Award for Outstanding Accounting Student. Ross David Poll
of Hudsonville received the Economics, Management and
Accounting Faculty Recognition Award. Linda Dawn Montano of
Holland received the Wall Street Journal Award.
Teresa Ann Janik of Cadillac was the winner of
the Marguerite E. Kinkema Special Education Award, while the
winners of the Egbert Winter Education Awards were Shari Ann
Lewis of Brighton and Patrick Raymond Kinne of Syracuse,
The Clarence De Graaf English Awards were
presented to Katherine Sophia Paarlberg of Glen Rock, N.J. and Rachael
Suzanne Pridgeon of Montgomery. The Erika Brubaker '92
Awards for Proficiency in Literature were presented to
Katherine Florence Bode-Lang of Grand Rapids and Julie Ann
Green of Interlochen. The Sandrene Schutt Award for
Proficiency in Literature was presented to Patrick Raymond
Kinne of Syracuse, N.Y.
Tulip City Gem and Mineral Club Awards were
presented to Alicia Mieko Kaneshiro of Kaneohe, Hawaii, and
Erin Louise Wysocki of Plymouth.
The Kent Medical Foundation Award in the health
sciences was presented to Andrea Leigh Preston of Grand
The Ray De Young History Prize was awarded to
Katie Rene Torgerson of Weidman, while Elizabeth Ruth Husa
of Hudsonville received the Miles Award in Law.
Anne Meredith Bradley of Shaker Heights, Ohio,
received the Lawrence "Doc" Green Award in Athletic
Training. Laura Sue Poppema of Holland received the Dorothy
and Russell Siedentop Award, presented to an outstanding
member of the basketball teams. Recipients of the William
and Mabel Vanderbilt Sr. Family Awards in kinesiology were
Candace Rae Kool of Grand Rapids, Sarah Jane Smith of
Brighton, Brooke Leigh Vivian of Mc Bain, and Heather Marie
Wicklund of St. Paul, Minn.
Dana Lynn Ranschaert of Holland received the
Albert E. Lampen Mathematics Prize.
Several students were honored for achievement in
the study of a foreign language. Yoko Sezai of Holland
received the Eta Sigma Phi Book Prize, while Anna Pauline
Wagnild of Eden Prairie, Minn., received the Laura Alice
Boyd Memorial Award in German. Maureen Elizabeth Peters of
Jackson was awarded the Barbara E. Geeting Memorial Award in
The Delta Omicron Senior Honor Award was presented
to Jennifer Ruth Walvoord of Holland. Susan Ruth DeKam of
Caledonia and Jennifer Ruth Walvoord of Holland received the
Robert W. Cavanaugh Senior Music Award. The winner of the
Roger Rietberg Chapel Choir Award was Josiah Alexander
Bradford Dykstra of Sioux City, Iowa.
The Senior Award for Nursing was given to Sarah
Lynn Burgess of Niles, the Miriam Joyce Van Eyl Award was
presented to Sarah Elizabeth Ayres of Plainwell, and the
Christian Service Award was awarded to Christina Joy Prince
of Indianapolis, Ind. The Sigma Theta Tau Awards were
presented to Sarah Elizabeth Ayres of Plainwell, Julie Ann
Barton of Chicago, Ill., Sarah Lynn Burgess of Niles, Laura
Marie Burns of Ann Arbor, Mary Alice Byrn of West Lafayette,
Ind., Jennifer Dawn Folkert of Holland, Anna Rebecca King of
Downers Grove, Ill., Curtis Scott Mejeur of Kalamazoo, Betsy
Jane Nagy of Portage, Ind., Christina Joy Prince of
Indianapolis, Ind., and Katie Ranay Steele of Battle Creek.
The Charles E. Lake Memorial Prize in Philosophy
was presented to Diana Margarita Castanon of Holland.
The Douwe B. Yntema Prize in physics and
engineering was awarded to Lora Joy Van Uffelen of Holland.
Recipients of the James Dyke van Putten Political
Science Prizes were Whitney Elaine Hadanek of Charlotte,
Elizabeth Anne Schofield of Niles, Matthew Aaron Scogin of
Portage, and Jessica Lynn Zimbelman of Stanton.
Wendy Jean Huizenga of Zeeland was awarded the
Pietenpol Prize in Religion. Briony Erin Peters of
Marinette, Wis., received the Senior Biblical Prize, while
Elizabeth Reed Fothergill of Toledo, Ohio, was presented
with the Sloan-Stegeman Mission Prize. Jodi Lynn Boom of
Coopersville and Emily Marie Wineland of Chelsea were
awarded John Richard Vander Wilt Awards in religion.
Jeanette Gustafson Memorial Gifts in social work
were presented to Tara Rose Dunham of Traverse City and
Paula Renee Kukulka-Van Boxel of Muskegon. The Senior
Sociology Award was presented to James Robert Hull of Grand
Ledge, while Elizabeth Anne Schofield of Niles received the
Social Work Senior Award.
The recipients of the Theatre Department Senior
Prize were Blaine Marie Cook of Niles and Jeremy M. Lydic of
Holland. Quincy Thomas Marr of Gridley, Ill., received the
Brad Williams Memorial Award.