A total of 63 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.

The ceremony took place on Saturday, May 4, in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

Hope is one of only 293 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, 42 U.S. Supreme Court Justices, and more than 150 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:

Jennifer Eleanor Almquist
Quinn A. Baar
Alison Jane Bache
Margaret Gloria Boyce
Rory Michael Campagna
Carmen Marjorie Casper
Benjamin D. Catton
Carole Yoke-kew Chee
Christian Allen Clark
Emma Gail Compton
William F. Cooke
Matthew Czmer
Piper Leigh Daleiden
Skylar Lauren DeWitt
Jessica McLean Estabrook
Allison Jane Fulton
Natalie R. Gest
Griffin A. Gleeson
Nhi T. Hoang
Margaret May Hoerner
Braley Grace Johnson
Kathryn Grace Fields Kalthoff
Anna Mackenzie Koppin
Grace Helene Kozlowski
Jackson C. Krebsbach
Haniah Rishon Kring
Elianna Joy Kuehn
Joanna Rose Locke
Abby M. Mains
Ellie Lynn Marion
Natasha Rene' Marsh
Rachel J. Mast
Grant C. McKenzie
Taryn Marlys Meyer
Charles Harold Michels
Erin Grace Moran
Jenna R. Mustapha
Sarah Christina O'Neil
Grayson Sander Owens
Karlie Rae Platz
Megan Christine Raisch
Grace Marie Rellinger
Leah Arlene Renkema
Zachary James Riordan
Ada Ivonne Rios
Elianna E. Sandman
Lauren A. Schiller
Mariah Ann Shaver
Rachel Elise Shaw
Andrew James Silagi
Kelsey Lynn Sivertson
Shelby L. Smego
Olivia Rose Sprys-Tellner
Cadence Charles Tennant
Rachel Jane Thomas
Lauren Capriala Tocco
Brianna Elise Tomczak
Ashley M. Trainor
Ngoc Thien Anh Tran
William Neal Vance
Clara Mae Voskuil
Rebekah Ann Yurschak
Laura Grace Zak