Hope College students received a variety of special awards during the college’s annual Honors Convocation held on Thursday, April 24.
Special prizes and awards presented are as follows:
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship - senior Andrew Valesano, Sherwood, Ore.; Honorable Mention - senior Caitlin Kozack, Carol Stream, Ill., junior McLane Watson, Louisville, Co.
Beckman Scholarship – sophomore Monica Ohnsorg, Chanhassen, Minn.
CrossRoads Project – Lillie Scholars; sophomores Andrea Antenan, Springfield, Ill., Cathrine Smith, Saint Joseph, Morgan Weaver, Midland, juniors Benjamin Lanting, Littleton, Co., Madeline Taylor, Cadillac, Benjamine Wells, Florence, S.C., seniors Rebekah Llorens, Grayslake, Ill., Isabel Morris, Albuquerque, N.M., Alex Mouw, Holland, Chikara Saito, Yokohama, Japan, Bethany Schmall, Portage.
Dean for the Arts and Humanities Award – senior Chikara Saito, Yokohama, Japan.
Dean of Students Community Service Award – junior Kendall Phillips, Ann Arbor.
Dean of Students Peter Bol Award – senior MacKenzie Brady, Walker.
Dean of Students Greek Leadership Awards – seniors George Getschman, Bloomfield Hills, Erika Shima, Saline.
Earhart Emerging Scholars – juniors Madalyn Northuis, Holland, Erica Simpson, Traverse City.
Recommended for a Fulbright Scholarship – junior Samantha Poon, Midland, seniors Gretchen Baldwin, Portage, Molly Coyle, Holland, Susan Haigh, Carmel, Ind., Alexis Sears, Commerce Township, Steven Skawski, Elmhurst, Ill.
Jurries Family Vienna Summer School Award – juniors Catherine Liang, East Grand Rapids, Huntar Martin, Mason.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholars in the Arts and Humanities – junior Madalyn Northuis, Holland, seniors Elizabeth Badovinac, Cadillac, Anthony Bednarz, Kokomo, Ind., George Getschman, Bloomfield Hills, Amanda Palomino, Hudsonville, Hailey Perecki, Romulus, Taylor Rebhan, Farmington Hills, Kara Robart, Newaygo, Chikara Saito, Yokohama, Japan, Kevin Wonch, Grand Rapids.
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship – senior Caitlin Ploch, Redford; honorable mention, graduates James Bour, Hilary Bultman, Meagan Elinski.
Theune Family Award – seniors Claire Call, Royal Oak; Claire Johnson, Eaton Rapids; Heather Patnott, Holland.
Paul Norman Timmer Memorial Award – juniors Shekinah Chandy, Guraon, India; MacKenzie Coyle, Holland; Regina Sanchez-Gonzales, Fresco, Calif.
Zuidema Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research – senior Eric Greve, Park Ridge, Ill.
Chapel Choir Exemplary Service Award – seniors Matthew Barbour, pper Arlington, Ohio, Kristin Baron, Holland, Ashley Blauwkamp, Zeeland, Zachary Evans, Muscatine, Ia., Kelsey Gustafson, Grand Rapids, Abigail Johnson, Sammamish, Wash., Nicholas Johnson, New Era, Carter Jones, Traverse City, Amanda Palomino, Hudsonville, Katherine Pitchford, Bloomington, Minn., Austin Roblyer, Plainwell, Evan Rugen, Flossmoor, Ill., Sara Wielenga, Lansing.
All-campus awards presented are as follows:
Academy of American Poets Award – Honorable mention, junior Stephanie Emanuele, Watertown, Wis.; senior Eric Dawson, Midland.
American Association of University Women Award – senior Shelly Arnold, Holland.
M. Harold Mikle Prize for Communication – senior Ashley Fraley, Wellston.
Southland Medal (Gerrit H. Albers Gold Medal) – senior Natalie Woodberry, White Bear Lake, Minn.
John Schouten Award – senior Sheri McCormack, Holland.
Otto Vander Velde All-Campus Award – senior Michael Atwell, Geneseo, Ill.
Special senior awards presented are as follows:
AATF Outstanding Senior in French Award – senior Lauren Wade, Columbus, Ohio.
Academic Excellence Award – seniors Selina Long, Zeeland, Sheri McCormack, Holland, Sara Sanchez, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
Christ Centered Award – senior Chikara Saito, Yokohama, Japan.
Diversity and Inclusion Award – seniors Claudia Armijo, West Olive, Monica Chhum, Holland.
Extra Mile Award – seniors Divya Dhaliwal, Northville, Sasha Balcazar, West Olive.
Paul G. Fried Prize in International Education – senior Arnaud Muhimpundu, East Lansing.
Global Awareness and Involvement Award - seniors Amelia Townsend, Zionsville, Ind., Arnaud Muhimpundu, East Lansing.
Student Leadership, Service, and Advocacy Award – seniors Kelsey Herbert, Avon, Conn., Kian Hashimi-Rad, Eden Prairie, Minn., Kathryn Pritchard, Elm Grove, Wis.
Technos International Prize – seniors Kelsey Herbert, Avon, Ct.; Amelia Townsend, Zionsville, Ind.