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Seniors Receive Sigma Xi Awards

Posted April 24, 2003

HOLLAND -- Sixty-three Hope College seniors and recent graduates were honored with Senior Sigma Xi Awards during the college's annual Honors Convocation, held on Thursday, April 24, 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

Jonathan Warner Atwell, Muscatine, Iowa
Spencer J. Bacon; Custer
Angela Lynn Bunker, Muskegon
Jessica J. Davis, Plainwell
Ryan Daniel Hamby, Jenison
Lisa Nicole Hardy, Midland
Gerrit William Heetderks, Webster, N.Y.
Anne Nicole Hilbrecht; Kalamazoo
Qingfei Jiang, Changchun, China
Aaron Stuart Johnson, Grand Blanc
Paul William Kloostra, Rockford
Sharmon Maria Knecht, Columbia City, Ind.
Holly Rene Martin, Houston, Texas
Jody Ann Murray, Grant
Sarah Elizabeth Sanderson, Holland
Matthew James Teusink, Fremont
Mitchell Neal Wacksman, Essexville

Chemistry

Matthew Brandon Ambrose, Midland
Robert James Bartlett, Mount Vernon, Ind.
Karen Michelle Clark, Midland
Susan Marissa DeLange, Orland Park, Ill.
Lisa Nicole Hardy, Midland
Ian Brock Hesselsweet, Grand Haven
Qingfei Jiang, Changchun, China
Jennifer Lyn Jury, DeWitt
Charlene Erh-Jean Kan, Midland
Dale Lee Kling, Otsego
Holly Rene Martin, Houston, Texas
Laurie Kathlene McNamara, Cedar Grove, N.J.
Joseph Brian Phillips, Kalamazoo
Joseph Kenneth Postma, Wyoming
Katherine Anne Ramsey, Holland
Joshua Michael Ruch, Kentwood
Oxana Sergienko, Moscow, Russia
Kristen Elizabeth Stolle, Kalamazoo
Matthew James Teusink, Fremont
Nadine Catherine Vidoni, Lisle, Ill.
Jenna Claire Wassink, Holland

Computer Science

Matthew James Boes, Hudsonville
Martin Ellsworth Kane, Champaign, Ill.
Shen Liu, Flushing, N.Y.
Lilyana Simeonova Mihalkova, Pazardjik, Bulgaria
Alexander Alexandrovich Sherstov, Qaraghandy, Kazakhstan
Emily Jane Tennant, Pinckney

Geological and Environmental Sciences

Bradley Gordon Johnson, Portage
William Jamieson Weiss, Elk Rapids
Brian Patrick Yurk, Schoolcraft

Mathematics
Clayton Edward Cressler, Indianapolis, Ind.
Caleb Michael Gleason, Hudsonville
Lee Matthew Kiessel, Suttons Bay Kenneth Mack Papes, Scottville
Rebekah Margaret Thomas, St. Louis, Mo.
Brian Patrick Yurk, Schoolcraft

Physics and Engineering
Joseph P. Bychowski, Carol Stream, Ill.
Cody Harrison Fleming, Ames, Iowa
Caleb Michael Gleason, Hudsonville
Lee Matthew Kiessel, Suttons Bay
Bryant Daniel Loomis, Fredonia, N.Y.
Kaushali Rupasinghe, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Bryan Matthew Van Hal, Lansing

Psychology

Katie Lynn Bauman, West Branch
Carrie Lynn Cochran, Kalamazoo
Awantika Deshmukh, Midland
Katie Lynn Faulkner, Jenison
Tracy Elizabeth Hekman, Holland
Rosa Tania Morales, Queens, N.Y.
Joy Meredith Pope, Hoffman Estates, Ill.
Rachel Helen Powers, Central Lake
Lindsey Marie Root, Novi
Amy Faye Sato, Grand Rapids
Heather Ellen Swope, Wyoming

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