A total of 54 of Hope College’s graduating seniors and recent graduates have been initiated into the college’s Zeta of Michigan chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest scholastic honorary society.

Hope is one of only 290 colleges and universities in the country to have a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, whose mission is to champion education in the liberal arts and sciences, foster freedom of thought and recognize academic excellence. Since the society’s founding in 1776, 17 U.S. Presidents, 41 U.S. Supreme Court Justices, and more than 140 Nobel Laureates have been inducted as members, along with countless authors, diplomats, athletes, researchers, actors and business leaders.

The newly inducted members at Hope are:

Mitchell P. Baron
Rebecca Gracen Barth
Isadora M. Baughman
Christopher A. Belica
Zachary Randall Bezile
Brandon Michael Bonilla
Alicia Marie Bostwick
Marcus Allen Brinks
Schuylar Brunink
Hannah Elizabeth Bugg
Teresa R. Cameon
Megan R. Clark
Bradley James Dixon
Rebecca Michelle Duran
Lauren N. Evert
Brandon Jackson Fuller
Victoria Anne Gardner
Jori E. Gelbaugh
Jager W. Haan
Keri Lynne Haddrill
Ethan Michael Heyboer
Victoria Ann Homann
Kathryn Anne Joachim
Scott Dennis Joffre
Joel David Karsten
Sydney Marie Les
Emily Lindbloom
Anna Elizabeth Lunderberg
Rebeca Masis Cubero
Samantha M. Mattingly
Jacob R. Mazur-Batistoni
Nina Therese Marie McAlvey
Cassidy Francine Merten
Elizabeth Elaine Newman
Paula Anne Nolte
Aine Elizabeth O'Connor
Madelyn Rose Orndorff
Morgan A. Overweg
Cole F. Persch
Eleda Victoria Plouch
Mercedes Rede
Bianca K. Reyes Alvarenga
Emily Caroline Sandstedt
Caroline N. Serkaian
Daniel Jeffrey Settecerri
Rebecca Lynn Stanton
Skylar Paige Sundquist
Bethany M. Van Houten
Sophia R. Vander Kooy
Alyssa Joy VanZanten
Angela Nicole Vito
Noah A. Weigle
Rodrigo Zavala-Cintora
Madeleine Claire Zimmerman