Annual Recognition Luncheon
Honors Hope Faculty
Posted January 10, 2000
HOLLAND -- Hope College honored faculty members
for service, academic achievement and professional
involvement during the college's annual recognition luncheon
on Monday, Jan. 10.
The luncheon traditionally marks the beginning of
the college's second semester. Participating were James E.
Bultman, president; Jacob E. Nyenhuis, provost; Alfredo M.
Gonzales, assistant provost; Jon J. Huisken, dean for
academic services and registrar; Nancy S. Miller, dean for
the social sciences; and William D. Reynolds, dean for the
arts and humanities.
Maxine DeBruyn of the dance faculty and Elliot A.
Tanis of the mathematics faculty were recognized for 35
years of service. G. Larry Penrose (history) and Raymond E.
Smith (kinesiology) were honored for 30 years of service.
Several faculty were recognized for 25 years of
service: Jane G. Bach (English), Theodore L. Nielsen
(communication), Jacob E. Nyenhuis (provost, and classical
languages), James C. Piers (sociology and social work),
Maura M. Reynolds (modern and classical languages, and
director of advising and First-Year Seminars), John J.
Shaughnessy (psychology) and Stuart W. Sharp (music).
Faculty honored for 20 years of service were
Christopher C. Barney (biology) and Anthony N. Perovich
Two professors received this year's Provost's
Award for Excellence in Teaching: James B. Allis
(philosophy) and R. Richard Ray (kinesiology). Two
professors were also named Towsley Research Scholars at
Hope: Charlotte vanOyen Witvliet (psychology) and Claudia
Polini (mathematics). In addition, Curtis Gruenler
(English) received this year's Sluyter Fellowship.
Faculty honored for serving on the college's
Teaching Enhancement Workshop Committee were: James B.
Heisler, chair (economics and business administration),
Hersilia Alvarez-Ruf (modern and classical languages),
Christopher C. Barney (biology), Jane R. Dickie
(psychology), Barbara Mezeske (English), William S. Mungall
(chemistry), Maura M. Reynolds (modern and classical
languages, and director of advising and First-Year
Seminars), Thomas M. Smith (economics and business
administration) and John A. Yelding (education).
Steven C. Bouma-Prediger (religion) was recognized
for having received the Hope Outstanding Professor Educator
(H.O.P.E.) Award in the spring of 1999.
Acknowledged as authors and editors during the
past year were: Barry L. Bandstra (religion), Elton J.
Bruins (A.C. Van Raalte Institute), Lee A. Forester
(German), Anne R. Larsen (French), David G. Myers
(psychology), Anthony N. Perovich Jr. (philosophy), R.
Richard Ray (kinesiology), David Ryden (political science),
John J. Shaughnessy (psychology), Michael E. Silver
(chemistry), Robert P. Swierenga (A.C. Van Raalte
Institute), Elliot A. Tanis (mathematics) and Larry J.
Wagenaar (Joint Archives of Holland).
Members of the theatre faculty were honored for
accomplishments as performing artists were Daina Robins,
Jean Bailey and Michelle Bombe. Members of the art faculty
recognized for their work as artists were Bruce McCombs,
Delbert Michel and Steve Nelson. Honored as coaches were
Bob Ebels (men's golf), Stuart Fritz (baseball), Dean Kreps
(football), Karen Page (women's tennis), John Patnott
(women's swimming) and Glenn Van Wieren (men's basketball).
Faculty honored for serving as officers of
professional organizations included: Maxine DeBruyn
(dance), James M. Gentile (dean for the natural sciences),
Margaret Kennedy-Dygas (music), William F. Polik
(chemistry), Daina Robins (theatre), Robert P. Swierenga
(A.C. Van Raalte Institute) and Larry J. Wagenaar (Joint
Archives of Holland).
Recognized for receiving honors and awards were:
Maria Burnatowska-Hledin (biology and chemistry), Maxine
DeBruyn (dance), Paul A. DeYoung (physics and engineering),
James M. Gentile (dean for the natural sciences), Stephen I.
Hemenway (English), Donald A. Luidens (sociology and social
work), Roger J. Nemeth (sociology and social work), William
F. Polik (chemistry), R. Richard Ray (kinesiology) and Karla
Several faculty members and academic programs were
recognized as recipients of grants and fellowships,
including: the department of art, the department of
theatre, Christopher Barney (biology), M. Linda Graham
(dance), Peter L. Gonthier (physics and engineering), Curtis
Gruenler (English), Joseph F. LaPorte (philosophy), Donald
A. Luidens (sociology and social work), Virginia McDonough
(biology), Roger J. Nemeth (sociology and social work),
Jonathan Peterson (geological and environmental sciences),
Claudia Polini (mathematics), John T. Quinn (classics),
Heather Sellers (English), Neal W. Sobania (history), Darin
Stephenson (mathematics), Joanne Stewart (chemistry), Lois
Tverberg (biology), J. Jeffery Tyler (religion) and Roger
Veldman (physics and engineering).