posted October 18, 1999

Student Honored for Fellowship

 Jennifer Kossoris, a Hope College senior from Jenison, was honored earlier this month as the recipient of a 1999 Pfizer Undergraduate Summer Research   Fellowship.

          A total of 59 undergraduates nationwide received
  the fellowships for this past summer.  The $5,000 awards
  support students between their junior and senior years as
  they conduct independent research on their own campus with a
  faculty mentor.
          Kossoris was recognized during a two-day
  conference held at Pfizer Inc. in Groton, Conn., on
  Thursday-Friday, Oct. 7-8.  In addition to the awards
  ceremony, the conference provided an opportunity for the
  students to make presentations concerning the summer
  research that the fellowships had supported.
          Kossoris was one of 12 students to receive a
  fellowship in support of biology research.  She spent the
  summer working with Dr. Maria Burnatowska-Hledin of the Hope
  faculty.  It was her third summer working in Burnatowska-
  Hledin's laboratory.
          She is a biology and chemistry major who plans to
  attend medical school after graduation.  In addition to
  research, her activities at the college have included the
  Tri Beta biology honorary society, the Mortar Board honorary
  society, the biology departmental club, and the Gospel Choir
  and orchestra.
          Among other honors at Hope, she has received the
  college's de Kruif Writing and Wolterink prizes in biology,
  and the Undergraduate Award for Achievement in Organic
  Chemistry.  She has also been named to the Hope dean's list
  every semester.
          Kossoris is the daughter of Dan and Sue Kossoris
  of Jenison.  She is a 1996 graduate of Jenison High School.