posted August 12, 1998

Junior Kate Sutton of Eaton Rapids Appointed to National Advisory Panel

 Kate Sutton, a Hope College junior from Eaton Rapids, has been appointed to serve on the College Board's Advisory Panel on Student Concerns (APSC).

          Sutton was chosen from a national pool of more
  than 400 applicants for one of four vacancies on the panel.
  She will serve a two- to three-year term.
          The 16-member panel, made up of high school and
  college students from a variety of backgrounds, meets twice
  a year.  In addition, each student also serves on another
  College Board committee or council, ensuring that students'
  voices are present in all the College Board's deliberations.
          All of the student members are required to attend
  two two-day APSC meetings per year, and two additional
  meetings through their other committee work.  The meetings
  will be held primarily in New York City, and the College
  Board pays all travel and lodging expenses.
          Sutton was nominated by Phyllis Kleder Hooyman,
  director of financial aid at Hope.  She has been working in
  the college's Office of Financial Aid since her freshman
  year.
          "Kate is a highly motivated individual who is both
  thoughtful and articulate," Hooyman said.  "A young woman
  who is very interested in public policy and educational
  access, she is a natural for this position."
          A political science major, Sutton will be
  participating in the college's Washington Honors Semester in
  the spring of 1999, holding internships in a congressional
  office and with the U.S. Department of Education.  Her
  activities at Hope have included the political science
  departmental club; Hope Democrats; Hope College Model United
  Nations; the Sibylline sorority; and the Nykerk Cup
  competition, a traditional event in which members of the
  freshman and sophomore classes compete in song, oration and
  theatrical productions.
          She is a 1996 graduate of Eaton Rapids High
  School.  She is the daughter of Christine and Marvin Sutton.
          Founded in 1900, the College Board is a national
  membership association of schools and colleges whose aim is
  to facilitate student transition to higher education.
  Serving high schools, colleges, universities, students and
  parents, the organization provides programs, services and
  information in the areas of assessment, guidance, admission,
  placement, financial aid, curriculum and research.
          The College Board has more than 3,000 member
  institutions represented by nearly 8,000 delegates,
  including teachers, college faculty, admission officers,
  school counselors, enrollment managers, financial aid
  officers, academic administrators, principals and
  presidents.