Forty-nine of Hope College's graduating seniors and recent graduates have been elected to the Zeta of Michigan chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest scholastic honorary society.
For more than 200 years, election to Phi Beta
Kappa has been a recognition of intellectual capacity well
employed, especially in acquiring an education in the
liberal arts and sciences. The objectives of learning
encouraged by Phi Beta Kappa include intellectual honesty
and tolerance, range of intellectual interests and
understanding, not merely knowledge.
Hope faculty who are members of Phi Beta Kappa
have elected students in recognition of their high grade
point average in liberal arts courses, their exceptional
scholarly ability, and their independent and creative
A formal initiation ceremony and reception will
take place on Sunday, April 19, at 2 p.m. in the Maas Center
auditorium. The honorees will also be recognized during the
college's Honors Convocation on Thursday, April 23, at 8
p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.
Hope College is one of only 255 colleges and
universities in the country, and one of eight in Michigan,
to have a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Hope's chapter was
chartered in 1971.
1998 HOPE COLLEGE PHI BETA KAPPA INDUCTEES
Dana M. Andrews; Holland
Kathryn Grace Auer; Traverse City
Eric Joseph Becker; Bloomfield Hills
Miriam Kathleen Beyer; Holland
Stacy Jo Brown; Laingsburg
David William Brzezinski; Hudsonville
John Charles Byrn; West Lafayette, Ind.
Erin Leslie Chapla; Niles
Jonathan Elliot Charnin; Grand Rapids
Janet Elizabeth Day; Holland
Christopher Chad DeBoer; Kalamazoo
Gabriella Lorena Deckinga; Petoskey
Angela Dee deForest; Gray Hawk, Ky.
Katherine Louise Drake; Rochester Hills
Timothy Alan Franklyn; Wayne, N.J.
Elizabeth Anne Freeman; Oxford
Rebecca Rose Gerhardstein; Beverly Hills
Patience J. Graybill; Leland
Amanda Suzanne Hill; Rochester Hills
Julia Anne Hoffman; Harbor Springs
Mary M. Hopkins; Arlington, Va.
Aubrey Lynn Howe; Berkley
Ryan Geoffrey Janus; Mount Prospect, Ill.
Christopher J. Kline; Kalamazoo
Jesse Joseph Koskey; Berkley
Matthew John Kuiper; Lansing
Mark Steven LaChonce; McBain
Matthew John Lappenga; Holland
Erik Scott Manninen; Marquette
Sarah Elizabeth McGaughey; Jenison
Laura Elizabeth Myers; Holland
Rebecca Kathryn Partenheimer; Wilmington, Del.
Jill Katherine Pohlman; Wyckoff, N.J.
Elayne Renee Provost; Allen Park
Jason Howard Rubel; Huntington Woods
Erin Elizabeth Schiller; Chelsea
Melinda Marie Shilts; Kalamazoo
Lloyd Jerome Simons; Bailey
Sara Michelle Spykerman; Zeeland
Matthew Kane Sternberg; Hillsboro, Ore.
Sufjan Stevens; Petoskey
Jodi Beth TenHarkel; Jenison
Carrie Elizabeth Tennant; Pinckney
Christopher D. Tharp; Holland
Michael Wayne Thelen; Mason
Michael Alan VanOpstall; Hudsonville
Carrie Leigh Waterloo; Ann Arbor
Christopher R.E. Wells; Sunfield
Joseph Charles Zupancic; Wyoming