Students Receive Awards
For Academic Achievement
Posted April 29, 1999
HOLLAND -- Awards for academic achievement during
the current school year were presented to Hope College
students during the college's annual Honors Convocation on
Thursday, April 29.
The awards presented for achievement in specific
areas of study are as follows:
Art -- Art Department Purchase Award, senior Erin
Nicole Overmeyer of Fort Wayne, Ind.; the Herrel George
Thomas Memorial Scholarships, freshman Lauren A. Hermes of
Arlington Heights, Ill., and sophomore Robert Brian
Wondergem of Johnson City, Tenn.; the Holland Area Arts
Council Scholarship, junior Matthew S. Morgan of Rockford;
the Stanley Harrington Art Scholarship, sophomore Joel S.
VanderKamp of Midland.
Biology -- The Biology Book Award, freshman Diana
Castanon of Holland; the de Kruif Writing Prizes, senior
Scott Michael Anderson of Holland, and junior Jennifer
Kossoris of Jenison; the Wolterink Prize in Biology, junior
Jennifer Kossoris of Jenison.
Biochemistry -- The Undergraduate Award for
Achievement in Biochemistry, junior Caroline J. Newell of
Chemistry -- The First-Year Chemistry Book Award,
freshman Karen Hahn of Midland; Organic Chemistry Book Award
to the Outstanding Student in Organic Chemistry, freshman
Carrie Arnold of West Bloomfield; the Junior Chemistry
Journal Award, junior Christopher Cappa of Naperville, Ill.;
the Cupery Student Research Fellowship, freshman Karen Hahn
of Midland; the DeVries Summer Research Fellowship,
sophomore Nicholas Grasman of Byron Center; the
Undergraduate Awards for Achievement in Organic Chemistry,
freshmen Benjamin Downie of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Andrew
Vanover of Ada; the Visser Summer Research Fellowship,
junior Bill Murdoch of Fennville.
Communication -- A.A. Raven Prizes in
Communication, seniors Amanda Grace Black of Cartersville,
Ga., and Roxanne Terese Pascente of Chicago, Ill.; the J.
Ackerman Coles Award for Scholarship in Communication
Studies, senior Shannon Marie Lewis of Paw Paw.
Computer Science Department -- The Russell J.
Kraay Awards in Computer Science, sophomore Carl Bussema of
Lansing, Ill., junior Matthew L. Hahnfeld of Midland, and
sophomore Daron J. Vroon of Jacksonville, Fla.
Dance -- The Florence Cavanaugh Dance Award,
senior Gina Lee Buwalda of Muncie, Ind.
Economics and Business Administration -- Baker
Scholars, sophomores Bradley J. Chassee of Wyoming, Andrea
K. Douglass of Green Oaks, Ill., Mourtazo (Askar) Moukhammad
of Great Falls, Va., Robin L. Oppenhuizen of Grand Rapids,
Douglas S. Randall of Midland and Robert B. Reichenbach of
Shoreview, Minn.; the Deloitte & Touche Junior Accounting
Book Award, junior Curtis E. Brinks of Middleville; the
Award for Outstanding Junior Economics Student, junior Eric
R. Goodman of Okemos.
Education -- The Elizabeth Vanderbush Awards in
Education, juniors Katie L. Ergang of Grand Rapids, Shonda
D. Perdue of Laingsburg and Betsy L. Waterloo of Ann Arbor;
the Elizabeth Vanderbush Scholarships, juniors Jennifer E.
Kasperski of Coldwater and Braden T. Stradley of Holland.
English -- The William Eerdmans Poetry Prize,
junior Erin R. Selmer of Seymour, Wis.; the William Eerdmans
Prose Prize, sophomore Noah D. Tucker of Columbia City,
Ind.; the George Birkhoff English Prize, senior Marie L.
Keuning of Holland; the Stephenson First-Year Writing
Prizes, Anna J. Cook, a high school student from Holland,
and freshman Rachel J. Kuhl of Saginaw; Erika Brubaker
Awards for Promising Achievements in the Study of
Literature, junior Meredith A. Arwady of Kalamazoo,
sophomore Melissa M. Coll of Grand Ledge, sophomore Jennifer
E. Frayer of Indianapolis, Ind., sophomore Jennifer A. Huber
of Hibbing, Minn., junior Angella P. Huddleston of
Romeoville, Ill., sophomore Dana R. Lamers of Hudsonville,
sophomore Sara E. Lamers of St. Johns, sophomore Kyla M.
Moore of Kenosha, Wis., junior Matt R. Reynolds of Lansing,
sophomore Sally L. Smits of Denver, Colo., sophomore Jasmine
C. Swaney of Traverse City, and sophomore Amy J. Vander Meer
Geology -- Geology Freshman Award: Ancient Mystic
Order of the Trilobite Award, freshman Alicia M. Kaneshiro
of Kaneohe, Hawaii; the Faculty Book Award, junior Khurram
Ahmed of Karachi, Pakistan; the Michael Visscher Memorial
Book Award, sophomore Jeffrey D. Wilcox of Saline; the
Reinking Memorial Scholarship, sophomore Martin D. VanOort
of Deer Lodge, Mont.
History -- The Phi Alpha Theta Freshman Book
Awards, freshmen Morgan H. Llewellyn of Fremont and Jessica
L. Zimbelman of Stanton; the Phi Alpha Theta Sophomore Book
Awards, sophomores Denise M. Galloway of Bloomfield Hills
and Whitney E. Schraw of Boyne City; the Robert L. Melka
Memorial Award, sophomore Christopher VandeBunte of
Freehold, N.J.; the Metta J. Ross History Prize, junior
Erica A. Puntel of Centerville, Ohio.
Kinesiology -- The Miner Stegenga Awards, seniors
Adam David Paarlberg of Alto and Rebecca Joy Timmer of
Pella, Iowa; the Alvin W. Vanderbush Student Athlete Award,
senior Kelly L. Smith of Dorr; the Susan Allie Physical
Education Award, Carol Gephart, a 1978 graduate taking
additional course work, of Holland; the Kathleen Ann White
'76 Memorial Scholarship, senior Kathryn Grace Nichols of
Basking Ridge, N.J.; and the Human Kinetics Junior Book
Award in Athletic Training, junior Vanessa Ramirez of
Mathematics -- The John Kleinheksel Mathematics
Awards, freshman Karen Hahn of Midland, sophomore Scott
Mihalik of Stevensville, and sophomore Daron Vroon of
Modern and Classical Languages -- The Classics
Prize, senior Benjamin John Lappenga of Holland; the Linda
D. Palmer Memorial Awards in French, seniors Julie E. Adloff
of Grand Rapids and Stacey Beth Mackowiak of Walled Lake;
the Martin N. Ralph Memorial Award in Spanish, senior Julie
Kristen Meyers of Wheaton, Ill.; the Edward J. Wolters
Classics Award, sophomore Daniel John Lappenga of Holland;
and the Deta Phi Alpha Book Prize, senior Brian Dale Yarch
Music -- The Grace Marguerite Browning Scholarship
in Voice, junior Jill Bennink of Holt; the Robert W.
Cavanaugh Scholarship in Voice, sophomore Anne Houseworth
of Alanson; the Delta Omicron Scholarship (Alpha Chi
Chapter), junior Jessica Loomis of Holland; Junior-Senior
Instrumental Scholarships, senior Todd DeBoer of Muskegon,
and sophomore Doug Mulder of Holland; the Junior-Senior
Scholarship in Piano, sophomore Paul Jacobs of Grand Haven;
the Eleanor J. Palma Memorial Award, sophomore Jeannette
Johnson of Davisburg; the Jean Anderson Palmer Memorial
Award in Piano, sophomore Laura Donnelly of Holland; the
Claryce Rozeboom Memorial Scholarship in Organ, junior David
Schout of Holland; the Donald Weener Memorial Award,
freshman Jennifer Walvoord of Holland.
Nursing -- The Junior Award, junior Andrew
Berdasono of St. Clair Shores; the Sophomore Pre-Nursing
Award, sophomore Lauren Piotrowski of Troy.
Philosophy -- Charles E. Lake Junior Prizes in
Philosophy, juniors Ryan C. Atwell of Muscatine, Iowa, and
Jack E. Mulder Jr. of Grand Rapids; the Charles E. Lake
Memorial Prize for Philosophical Promise, freshman Katherine
Paarlberg of Glen Rock, N.J.; the Charles E. Lake Memorial
Prize for Promise in Philosophy, sophomore Jasmine C. Swaney
of Traverse City.
Physics -- The Freshman Physics Book Award,
freshman Briony Peters of Menominee; the Harry and Jeannette
Frissel Research Scholarship, sophomore Steven Molesa of
Political Science -- The Political Science
Department Book Awards, senior Ramona M. Angelescu of
Bucharest, Romania, sophomore Louis T. Canfield of
Whitehall, senior Robyn Leigh Disselkoen of Rockford, junior
Thaddeus J. Hackworth of St. Joseph, senior Ryan Walter
Harrell of Kalamazoo, junior Michael S. Hill of Holland,
senior Kathleen Sue Hoffmaster of Hopkins, freshman
Elizabeth C. Kilgore of Byron Center, sophomore Jesse O.
Menning of Lansing, freshman Matthew A. Scogin of Portage,
senior Ivy Hsiang-Ling Shen of Bayside, N.Y., sophomore
Kristin A. Sorenson of Beecher, Ill., sophomore Christopher
VandeBunte of Freehold, N.J., and senior Melissa Anne Van
Nuil of Holland; the Renze Lyle Hoeksema Prizes in Political
Science, sophomores Aaron M. Keck of Lansing and Andrew M.
Lotz of Sioux City, Iowa.
Psychology -- The Arthur John Terkeurst Psychology
Scholarships, junior Kristy L. Dalrymple of Plainwell; the
C. James Stringer Jr. Memorial Award, sophomore Kelly L.
Chamberlain of Grand Rapids.
Religion -- The Religion Scholarship Award, junior
Courtlandt Buchanan of West Winfield, N.Y.; the Van Ess
Scholarship Awards, junior Ryan C. Atwell of Muscatine,
Iowa, junior Jessica H. Baker of Woodstock, Ill., sophomore
Angela M. Baldino of Lima, Peru, sophomore Brett Bebber of
Littleton, Colo., sophomore Christy L. Boes of Fruitport,
junior Jenette M. Bongiorno of Oxford, sophomore Katie M.
Cramer of Maple Plain, Minn., junior Katherine A. Davelaar
of Holland, junior Daniel F. Griggs of Ada, junior Jason C.
Harris of Alpena, senior Kerri L. Haveman of Zeeland, junior
Jennifer D. James of Traverse City, junior Tyler J. Jansen
of Delton, junior Cathleen M. Jaworowski of Grand Rapids,
junior Jeffrey D. Kauffman of Minnetonka, Minn., sophomore
Rebecca L. LaRoy of Kalamazoo, junior Matthew J. Mahaffey of
Montezuma, Iowa, junior Jack E. Mulder of Grand Rapids,
junior Erica A. Puntel of Centerville, Ohio, sophomore
Elizabeth L. Seramur of Highland, sophomore Laura K.
Splinter of Libertyville, Ill., sophomore Amanda D. Vaalburg
of Ann Arbor, and junior Elissa M. Wickman of Holland.
Theatre -- The Theatre Department Freshman Award,
freshman Jeremy Lydic of Eldridge, Iowa; the Theatre
Department Sophomore Award, sophomore Michelle Rynbrandt of
Clio; and the Theatre Department Junior Awards, juniors
Katherine R. Drop of Iowa City, Iowa, and Amy Miller of
Dean for Arts and Humanities' Awards -- Upper
Level, senior Marie L. Keuning of Holland; Lower Level,
senior James Gary Hamilton of Grand Rapids.
Beckman Scholarships -- sophomore Jordan R.
Schmidt of Eagan, Minn, and sophomore Junu Shrestha of
U.S. Department of Engergy Fellowship in Nuclear
and Radiochemistry at the Brookhaven National Laboratory --
junior Annalise Lyn Van Wyngarden of Caledonia.
Dean of Students Peter Bol Award -- senior Lori
Jean Guse of Cassopolis.
Dean of Students Greek Leadership Award -- seniors
Michael David Adamski of Hudsonville and Jessica Marie
Luecht of Germantown, Wis.
Dean of Students Race Issues Paper Contest Award -
- senior Noah John Dale of Montpelier, Vt.
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship -- junior Caroline
J. Newell of Reed City.
Jurries Family Vienna Summer School Awards --
sophomore Dana Lamers of Hudsonville, and junior Alexis
Oosting of Spring Lake.
Paul Norman Timmer Memorial Award -- junior
Kathryn E. Schmidt of Fort Wayne, Ind.
Gene van Tamelen Prize for Creativity in the
Sciences -- senior Benjamin Marco Messer of Stilwell, Kan.
Mary van Tamelen Prize for Creativity in the Arts
-- senior Andrew Lang of Plainwell.
Theune Family Awards -- senior Noah John Dale of
Montpelier, Vt., and senior Emily Suzanne Horton of East
Women's Issues Organization -- The Gender Issue
Paper Contest Award, junior Marie S. Provost of Allen Park.
The Post Jewelry Chapel Choir Awards -- senior
Geoffrey David Abbas of Rochester, N.Y., senior Kevin Lee
DeYoung of Jenison, senior Megan Elizabeth Gray of Haslett,
senior James Gary Hamilton of Grand Rapids, senior Megan
Katherine Hicks of Trabuco Canyon, Calif., and senior Beth
Elaine Quimby of Williamsville, N.Y.