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
"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
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