Sixty-one 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 22, at 2 p.m. in the Maas Center
auditorium. The honorees will also be recognized during the
college's Honors Convocation on Thursday, April 26, at 7
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.
Initiates of Phi Beta Kappaat Hope College; Spring, 2001
Jonathan Bandstra; Holland
Brett Matthew Bebber; Littleton, Colo.
Kristin M. Bentivolio; Milford
Jessica Janine Berglund; Midland
Jennifer Ross Blackwell; Breckenridge, Colo.
Diane Bloem; Grand Rapids
Kelly Marie Buwalda; Granger, Ind.
Louis Telmon Canfield; Whitehall
Bradley James Chassee; Wyoming
Ryan Michael Coghill; Cary, Ill.
Timothy Sydney Cupery; Harbor Beach
Curtis Brian DeBoer; Kalamazoo
Jennifer Lee Dennis; Lowell
Stephan Dettmar; Saugatuck
Laura Karen Donnelly; Holland
Andrea Kristin Douglass; Libertyville, Ill.
Benjamin Joel Downie; Fort Wayne, Ind.
Sarah Margaret Escott; Farmington Hills
Brianne L. Fry; Saint Joseph
Kelly Alayne Getman; South Haven
Laura Ellen Grit; Fort Collins, Colo.
Kimberly Sue Grotenhuis; Holland
Michael Vincent Harris; Brighton
Ronald Joseph Heemstra; Ann Arbor
Mark Lyndon Hoekstra; New Era
Isaiah Michael Hoogendyk; Holland
Jennifer Rebecca Hoover; Sturgeon Bay, Wis.
Christopher S. Howell; Brighton
Brennan John Hughey; Elsie
Radoslav Rumenov Iliev; Sofia, Bulgaria
Rebecca Ruth Jackson; Lexington, Mass.
Katherine Lynn Jen; Hudsonville
Elizabeth Jane Jungst; Englewood, Fla.
Aaron Michael Keck; Lansing
Mery Alexandra Kendall; Mooresville, Ind.
Sara Elizabeth Lamers; Saint Johns
Daniel John Lappenga; Holland
Melanie Diane Lofquist; Marysville
Andrew Louis Lotz; Jenison
Matthew James Mahaffey; Comstock Park
Steven Edward Molesa; Troy
Kyla Michelle Moore; Kenosha, Wis.
Olga Oleksandrivna Motorna; Kiev, Ukraine
Sara Beth Oostendorp; Zeeland
Elizabeth Anne Pikaart; Zeeland
Emily Sara Poel; Grand Rapids
Jordan Ryan Schmidt; Eagan, Minn.
Whitney Elizabeth Schraw; Boyne City
Eric Michael Shaeffer; Rochester Hills
Junu Shrestha; Kathmandu, Nepal
Kirsten Erika Slotten; Grand Ledge
Sally Lynn Smits; Denver, Colo.
Kristin Anne Sorensen; Beecher, Ill.
Benjamin Mark Tennant; Holland
Joshua Jay Tibbe; Newaygo
Daniel Paul Valente; West Bloomfield
Elizabeth Lynn VandenBerg; Beverly Hills
David Timothy VanDerLaan; Lombard, Ill.
Amy Joyce Vander Meer; Holland
Daron Jon Vroon; Jacksonville,Fla.
Joel Stephen Ward; Oolitic, Ind.