Seniors Receive Academic Achievement
and Service Awards
Posted April 24, 2003
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 24.
Janet K. Hardenburg of Holland received the
American Association of University Women Award.
The M. Harold Mikle Prize for Communication was
presented to Meredith K. Ter Haar of Zeeland. Karen M.
Clark of Midland received the Southland Medal (Gerrit H.
Albers Gold Medal), which is awarded to the outstanding
woman of the senior class.
The winner of the John Schouten Award for the
outstanding female student-athlete was Amanda R. Kerkstra of
Grandville. The Otto Vander Velde All-Campus Award was
presented to Chad R. Carlson of Holland.
The Paul G. Fried Prize in International Education
was presented to Muhammad Karimuddin of Karachi, Pakistan.
Joseph M. Deller of Dearborn received Music Teachers
National Association Student Achievement Recognition.
Technos International Prizes were awarded to Brandon L.
Guernsey of Greenville and Nora T. Staal of Kforshmaryaha,
Israel. Eric R. Terpstra of Grand Rapids was recognized as
the recipient of a United States Navy Health Professions
Arianna L. Baker of Wheaton, Ill., and Daniel
Berhanemeskel of Axum, Ethiopia received Herman Miller Art
Ryan D. Hamby of Jenison received the Biology
Service Award. Patterson Memorial Prizes in Biology were
presented to Jonathan W. Atwell of Muscatine, Iowa, and Jody
A. Murray of Grant.
The American Institute of Chemists' Award was
presented to Matthew B. Ambrose of Midland. Charlene E. Kan
of Midland and Matthew J. Teusink of Fremont received Hope
Chemistry Senior for Research awards. The Almon T. Godfrey
Prize in Chemistry was presented to Karen M. Clark of
Heather F. Verbeke of Yale and Lindsey S. Voelker
of Grayling were presented with Lambda Pi Eta Book Awards in
Boundy Computer Science Awards were received by
Lilyana S. Mihalkova of Pazardjik, Bulgaria and Alexander A.
Sherstov of Qaraghandy, Kazakhstan; and Emily J. Tennant of
Pinckney was the winner of the Computer Science Senior
Andrew J. Imdieke of Marquette, Michael C.
MacPherson of Brethren and David A. Rye of Haslett were
awarded Allan C. Kinney Memorial Awards, presented to the
outstanding graduating seniors majoring in economics and
business administration. The Outstanding Student in
Management Accounting Award was presented to Yvonne A.
Williams of Kalamazoo. Kathi J. Grotenhuis of Holland
received the Award for Outstanding Accounting Student.
Daniel J. James of Holland, Bryan A. Rimmke of Portage,
Katie A. Sherron of Livonia and Derek A. Torno of West Olive
received Economics, Management and Accounting Faculty
Recognition Awards. Cynthia C. Byrne of Midland received the
Wall Street Journal Award.
Lisa A. Cortez of Cadillac was the winner of the
Marguerite E. Kinkema Special Education Award, while the
winners of Egbert Winter Education Awards were Andrew J.
Chapin of Midland and Sarah D. Keenan of Portage.
Catherine Morrison '89 Senior Science Education Awards were
presented to Kristi L. Cummings of Howard City and Colin T.
Brown of Spring Lake, while the Catherine Morrison '89
Senior Math Education Award was presented to Amy L.
Baltmanis of Paw Paw.
Erika Brubaker '92 Awards for Proficiency in
Literature were presented to Carol L. Friedrich of
Laingsburg and Lindsey A. Spoolstra of Byron Center. The
Clarence De Graaf English Award was presented to Christina
J. Van Regenmorter of West Olive. Sandrene Schutt Awards
for Proficiency in Literature were presented to Sarah F.
McCluskey of West Olive and Danielle A. Svrcek of
Tulip City Gem and Mineral Club Awards were
presented to William J. Weiss of Elk Rapids and Brian P.
Yurk of Schoolcraft.
The Ray De Young History Prize was awarded to
Lauren R. Hinkle of Indianapolis, Ind., while Janal M. Rich
of Port Huron received the Miles Award in Law.
Jason G. Lisko of Downers Grove, Ill., received
the Lawrence "Doc" Green Award in Athletic Training. Amy L.
Baltmanis of Paw Paw and Charles J. Kleinheksel of Zeeland
received Dorothy and Russell Siedentop Awards, presented to
outstanding members of the basketball teams. Recipients of
William and Mabel Vanderbilt Sr. Family Awards in
kinesiology were Andrew J. Chapin of Midland, Kyle M.
Morrison of Niles, Jessica L. Oosting of Grand Rapids and
Jonathan R. Wendrick of Brighton.
Clayton E. Cressler of Indianapolis, Ind., and
Brian P. Yurk of Schoolcraft received Albert E. Lampen
Students honored for achievement in the study of a
foreign language included Carol L. Friedrich of Laingsburg,
who received the Eta Sigma Phi Book Prize. Rebecca L.
Rasdall of Hutchinson, Kan., received the Laura Alice Boyd
Memorial Award in German, and Eric R. Goltz of Midland
was awarded the Barbara E. Geeting Memorial Award in German.
The Delta Omicron Senior Honor Award was presented
to Alyson M. Payne of Three Oaks. Joseph M. Deller of
Dearborn received the Robert W. Cavanaugh Senior Music
Award. The winner of the Roger Rietberg Chapel Choir Award
was Laura J. Litteral of Jackson. The students named to the
Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society are Joseph M.
Deller of Dearborn, Daniel J. DuPuis of Flushing, Karissa L.
DeYoung of Jenison, Alyson M. Payne of Three Oaks, Noel A.
Snyder of Flushing and Alisa L. White of Sterling, Ill.
In nursing, Erin N. Hughes of Rochester Hills was
awarded the Christian Service Award, the Miriam Joyce Van
Eyl Award and an award for Excellence in Undergraduate
Nursing Student Performance. The Senior Award for Nursing
was given to Melissa S. Freckman of Holland. Sigma Theta
Tau nursing recognition was awarded to Hilary K. Hahn of
Midland, Jessica M. Housman of South Holland, Ill., Erin N.
Hughes of Rochester Hills, DeeAnn R. Maynard of Walled Lake,
Branda E. Page of Jackson and Tara J. Patton of Bourbonnais,
The Charles E. Lake Memorial Prize in Philosophy
was presented to Nora T. Staal of Kforshmaryaha, Israel.
The Douwe B. Yntema Prizes in physics and
engineering were awarded to Lee M. Kiessel of Suttons Bay
and Cody H. Fleming of Ames, Iowa.
Recipients of the James Dyke van Putten Political
Science Prizes were James D. Plasman of Downers Grove, Ill.,
Elisabeth M. van Houwelingen of Traverse City and Angela M.
Zemla of Hudsonville.
Jennifer A. Hill of Allen Park was awarded the
Pietenpol Prize in religion. Donald L. Overbeek of Wyoming
received the Biblical Studies Award, while Robert P.
Schaafsma of Cadillac was presented with the Sloan-Stegeman
Mission Prize. Jonathan D. Ornee of Zeeland and Megan E.
Daniels of Grand Haven were awarded the John Richard Vander
Wilt Awards in religion.
Jeanette Gustafson Memorial Gifts in social work
were presented to Ellie E. Gray of Hillsdale and Morgan M.
Smith of Three Rivers. The Senior Sociology Award was
presented to Daniel P. Hendricks of Northville, while Jamie
L. Riemersma of Alma received the Social Work Senior Award.
The recipients of the Theatre Department Senior
Prize were Peter J. Beck and Elizabeth M. Sturrus of
Kentwood. Joshua A. Brandenburg of Mount Vernon, Ohio,
received the Brad Williams Memorial Award.
The Kent Medical Foundation Award was presented to
Joshua M. Ruch of Kentwood.