Awards for scholastic achievement and service have been presented to graduating Hope College seniors.
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 Katherine Louise Drake of Rochester
The winner of the John Schouten Award for the
outstanding female student-athlete was Rebecca Jean Schmidt
of Holland. The Otto Vander Velde All Campus Awards were
presented to Brandon Wyne Graham of Hudsonville and Joel
Ryan Holstege of Grandville. Amy L. Strassburger of Alto
was presented the M. Harold Mikle Prize for Communication.
Katherine Louise Drake of Rochester Hills was
recognized as the recipient of a National Science Foundation
Graduate Fellowship and All-USA College Academic Team
recognition from "USA Today." Technos International Prizes
were awarded to Gabriela Lorena Deckinga of Petoskey and
Martha Fenton Langmuir of Bloomfield Hills.
Daniel Heisler of Holland received the Herman
Miller Art Award. The Patterson Memorial Prize in Biology
was presented to Elayne Renee Provost of Allen Park.
The Almon T. Godfrey Prize in Chemistry was
presented to David William Brzezinski of Hudsonville.
Katherine Louise Drake of Rochester Hills and Erin Elizabeth
Schiller of Chelsea received duPont Company Awards for
Research in Chemistry. The American Institute of Chemists'
Award was presented to Lloyd Jerome Simons of Bailey.
Elizabeth Anne Freeman of Oxford was presented
with the Lambda Pi Eta Book Award in communication; the
Boundy Computer Science Award was received by Michael Wayne
Thelen of Mason; and Anita Joy Van Engen Bateman of
Glendora, Calif., was the winner of the Computer Science
Steven Robert DeVrieze of Midland was awarded the
Allan C. Kinney Memorial Award, which is presented to the
outstanding graduating senior majoring in economics and
business administration. The Outstanding Student in
Management Accounting Award was presented to David J.
Meulenberg of Grand Rapids. Rebecca Anne Maitner of Grand
Rapids received the Award for Outstanding Accounting
Student. Michael Edward Meeuwsen of Rockford received the
Wall Street Journal Award.
Elizabeth Marie Wesselink of Grand Rapids was the
winner of the Marguerite E. Kinkema Special Education Award,
while the winners of the Egbert Winter Education Awards were
Megan Bos of Kalamazoo and Brandon Wyne Graham of
The Clarence De Graaf English Awards were
presented to Gabriela Lorena Deckinga of Petoskey and
Matthew Kane Sterenberg of Hillsboro, Ore. The Erika
Brubaker '92 Awards for Proficiency in Literature were
presented to Miriam Kathleen Beyer of Holland and Sufjan
Stevens of Petoskey, while the Sandrene Schutt Award for
Proficiency in Literature was presented to Amanda Suzanne
Hill of Rochester.
The Ray De Young History Prize was awarded to
Matthew Kane Sterenberg of Hillsboro, Ore.
Lisa S. Jutte of Clayton, Ohio, received the
Lawrence "Doc" Green Award in Athletic Training. Kristen
Sondra Hosford of Grand Rapids and Daniel Paul Van Hekken
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 Tonia Sue Bruins of Zeeland, Julie Anne
Holwerda of Wheaton, Ill., and Christopher J. Kline of
Michael Alan Van Opstall of Hudsonville received
the Albert E. Lampen Mathematics Prize.
Several students were honored for achievement in
the study of a foreign language. Martin L. Landes Jr. of
Hastings received the Eta Sigma Phi Book Prize, and the
Marguerite Prins French Award was presented to Dana M.
Andrews of Holland. Patience J. Graybill of Leland was
awarded the Barbara E. Geeting Memorial Award in German, and
Sarah Elizabeth Gorter of Grand Rapids received the Laura
Alice Boyd Memorial Award in German.
The Delta Omicron Senior Honor Award was presented
to Kristina Marie Eden of Kalamazoo. Ryan G. Janus of Mt.
Prospect, Ill., received the Robert W. Cavanaugh Senior
Music Award. The winners of the Roger Rietberg Chapel Choir
Awards were Alison Jo Beukelman of Ellenville, N.Y., and
Thomas Craig Goodhart of Kinsman, Ohio.
The Senior Award for Nursing was given to Jamie
Elizabeth Williams of Eaton Rapids, and the Miriam Joyce Van
Eyl Award was presented to Kerri Lynn Hoffman of Portage.
The Charles E. Lake Memorial Prize in Philosophy
was presented to Jodi M. Felde of Newaygo.
The Douwe B. Yntema Prizes in physics and
engineering were awarded to Katherine Louise Drake of
Rochester Hills and Joseph Charles Zupancic of Wyoming.
Recipients of the James Dyke van Putten Political Science
Prizes were Janet Elizabeth Day of Holland, Jodi Beth
TenHarkel of Jenison and Carrie Elizabeth Tennant of
Mark Steven LaChonce of McBain was awarded the
American Bible Society Book Award, while Jill Renee Harkins
of Webster Groves, Mo., was awarded the Pietenpol Prize.
Maria Helene Seaman Webb of Charlevoix received the Senior
Biblical Prize, while Matthew John Kuiper of Lansing was
presented with the Sloan-Stegeman Mission Prize. The John
Richard Vander Wilt Awards in religion were awarded to Ann
M. Barry of Midland, Katherine Marie Barnes of Tucson,
Ariz., and Kathryn Ann Wing of Maple City.
Jeanette Gustafson Memorial Gifts in social work
were presented to Katherine Marie Reed of Jackson and Scott
VanderWal of Grand Rapids. Senior Sociology Awards were
presented to Laura Elizabeth Myers of Holland and Beth Renee
Volkers of Grandville, while Alexis Hayes Linscheid of
Annandale, Va., received the Social Work Senior Award.
The recipient of the Theatre Department Senior
Prize was Sara Lynn Meengs of Muskegon, while Daniel Joseph
Hoag of Kalamazoo received the Brad Williams Memorial Award.
The Kent Medical Foundation Award was presented to Jonathan
Elliot Charnin of Grand Rapids.