posted April 7, 1998

Phi Beta Kappa Designees

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
  scholarly activities.
          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.
  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