Graduating Seniors Receive Academic
Achievement and Service Awards
Posted April 29, 1999
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 an honors convocation on Thursday, April
The Southland Medal (Gerrit H. Albers Gold Medal),
which is awarded to the outstanding woman of the senior
class, was presented to Amanda Lee Schneider of Birmingham.
The American Association of University Women Award was
presented to Courtenay R. Michmerhuizen of Holland.
The winner of the John Schouten Award for the
outstanding female student-athlete was Rebecca Joy Timmer of
Pella, Iowa. The Otto Vander Velde All Campus Award was
presented to Adam David Paarlberg of Alto. Amanda Lee
Schneider of Birmingham and Palesa P. Mazamisa of
Rondebosch, South Africa, were presented the M. Harold Mikle
Prizes for Communication.
Kevin Wayne Paulisse of Grandville was recognized
as the recipient of a National Defense Science and
Engineering Graduate Fellowship. Technos International
Prizes were awarded to Karen N. McKeown of Ann Arbor and
Julie Kristen Meyers of Wheaton, Ill.
Shanna Claire Ten Clay of Grandville was honored
as recipient of a United States Air Force Health Professions
Daniel Jacob Patterson of Holland and Jeffrey
Allen Trytko of Mount Morris, Ill. received the Herman
Miller Art Awards. David (Travis) Williams of Holland
earned the Biology Service Award. The Patterson Memorial
Prize in Biology was presented to Jason Kohl Roberts of
The Almon T. Godfrey Prize in Chemistry was
presented to Kevin Wayne Paulisse of Grandville. Rebecca
Joy Timmer of Pella, Iowa, received the duPont Company Award
for Research in Chemistry. The American Institute of
Chemists' Award was presented to Lori Jean Guse of
Jill Suzanne Leatherman was presented with the
Lambda Pi Eta Book Award in communication. The Boundy
Computer Science Award was received by Nathan Oostendorp of
Zeeland; and James Nathan Vanderhyde of Comstock Park was
the winner of the Computer Science Senior Prize.
Teresa Renee Musselman of St. Louis and Adam David
Paarlberg of Alto were awarded the Allan C. Kinney Memorial
Awards, which are presented to the outstanding graduating
seniors majoring in economics and business administration.
The Outstanding Student in Management Accounting Award was
presented to Kimberly Sue Bos of Kalamazoo. David S.
DeHommel of Jenison and Elizabeth L. Yared of Grand Rapids
received the Awards for Outstanding Accounting Students.
Nikolai I. Petrakov of Kazanlak, Bulgaria, received the Wall
Street Journal Award.
Sarah Lyn Van Spronsen of Grand Rapids was the
winner of the Marguerite E. Kinkema Special Education Award,
while the winners of the Egbert Winter Education Awards were
Gregory Adam Kobylak of Troy and Melissa Durbin Manchester
The Clarence De Graaf English Award was presented
to Andrew Lang of Plainwell. The Erika Brubaker '92 Awards
for Proficiency in Literature were presented to Christina
Marie Malkowski of Free Soil and Jill Marie Pierson of
Batavia, Ill. The Sandrene Schutt Award for Proficiency in
Literature was presented to Jodie Leigh Grabill of Grant.
The Tulip City Gem and Mineral Awards were
presented to Erik John Hiemstra of Wyoming and Kimberly Lei
Lake of Dublin, Ohio.
The Ray De Young History Prize was awarded to Ryan
J. Ondersma of Holland, while James Matthew Hilmert of Fort
Wayne, Ind., received the Miles Award in Law.
Tasha Ann Guild of Eaton Rapids and Andrew John
Norden of Jenison received the Lawrence "Doc" Green Awards
in Athletic Training. Renee Mae Carlson of Hastings and
Christopher Vander Slice of New Era 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
Andrew Joseph Fate of Kalamazoo, Jay Benjamin Leitz of
DeWitt, Matthew Todd McPherson of Otsego, Matthew Allen
Putnam of Greenville, Sarah Marie Sexton of Frankfort, Ill.,
and Heather Dawn Velting of Byron Center.
James Nathan Vanderhyde of Comstock Park received
the Albert E. Lampen Mathematics Prize.
Several students were honored for achievement in
the study of a foreign language. Ryan Edward Shaw of West
Branch received the Eta Sigma Phi Book Prize, and the
Marguerite Prins French Award was presented to Julie Kristen
Meyers of Wheaton, Ill. Jason Robert Divozzo of Oak Park
was awarded the Barbara E. Geeting Memorial Award in German,
and Julie Helene Twietmeyer of Canton received the Laura
Alice Boyd Memorial Award in German.
The Delta Omicron Senior Honor Award was presented
to Caroline Elizabeth Olds of Portage, who also received the
Robert W. Cavanaugh Senior Music Award. The winner of the
Roger Rietberg Chapel Choir Award was Geoffrey David Abbas
of Rochester, N.Y.
The Senior Award for Nursing and the Christian
Service Award for Nursing were given to Christina Joy
Kaminskas of Grand Rapids, and the Miriam Joyce Van Eyl
Award was presented to Rachel Dawn Kemink of Grandville.
The Charles E. Lake Memorial Prize in Philosophy
was presented to Michael Gerald Cross of Petoskey.
The Douwe B. Yntema Prizes in physics and
engineering were awarded to Mary Kathleen MacDermaid of
Vassar and Eric John Wondergem of Johnson City, Tenn.
Recipients of the James Dyke van Putten Political Science
Prizes were Robb Evan Harmsen of Hamilton, Palesa P.
Mazamisa of Rondebosch, South Africa, Sarah J. Rutherford of
Downers Grove, Ill., and Brittan James Strangways of
Kevin Lee DeYoung of Jenison was awarded the
American Bible Society Book Award, while Joshua Marlin Vis
of Holland was awarded the Pietenpol Prize. Joshua David
Metzler of Chelsea received the Senior Biblical Prize, while
Kerri Lynn Haveman of Zeeland was presented with the Sloan-
Stegeman Mission Prize. Robert Floyd Klouw of Vero Beach,
Fla., and Amy Elizabeth Rife of Hartland were awarded the
John Richard Vander Wilt Awards in religion.
Jeanette Gustafson Memorial Gifts in social work
were presented to Mary Elizabeth Wacker and Cherrylynn Marie
Outcalt, both of Indianapolis, Ind. The Senior Sociology
Awards was presented to Katherine G. Bawinkel of Holland,
while Joy Rebecca Hankamp of Marne received the Social Work
The recipients of the Theatre Department Senior
Prizes were Geoffrey David Abbas of Rochester, N.Y., and
David Karsten Theune of Spring Lake. Christina Marie
Malkowski of Free Soil received the Brad Williams Memorial
The Kent Medical Foundation Award was presented to
Todd Patrick Chassee of Wyoming.