posted April 24, 2003

Class of 2003 Awards Presented

Awards for scholastic achievement and service have been presented to graduating Hope College seniors.

The awards honor students for achievement in specific areas of study and service. The students were recognized during the college's annual Honors Convocation on Thursday, April 24.

Janet K. Hardenburg of Holland received the American Association of University Women Award.

The M. Harold Mikle Prize for Communication was presented to Meredith K. Ter Haar of Zeeland. Karen M. Clark of Midland received the Southland Medal (Gerrit H. Albers Gold Medal), which is awarded to the outstanding woman of the senior class.

The winner of the John Schouten Award for the outstanding female student-athlete was Amanda R. Kerkstra of Grandville. The Otto Vander Velde All-Campus Award was presented to Chad R. Carlson of Holland.

The Paul G. Fried Prize in International Education was presented to Muhammad Karimuddin of Karachi, Pakistan. Joseph M. Deller of Dearborn received Music Teachers National Association Student Achievement Recognition.Technos International Prizes were awarded to Brandon L. Guernsey of Greenville and Nora T. Staal of Kforshmaryaha, Israel. Eric R. Terpstra of Grand Rapids was recognized as the recipient of a United States Navy Health Professions Scholarship.

Arianna L. Baker of Wheaton, Ill., and Daniel Berhanemeskel of Axum, Ethiopia received Herman Miller Art Awards.

Ryan D. Hamby of Jenison received the Biology Service Award. Patterson Memorial Prizes in Biology were presented to Jonathan W. Atwell of Muscatine, Iowa, and Jody A. Murray of Grant.

The American Institute of Chemists' Award was presented to Matthew B. Ambrose of Midland. Charlene E. Kan of Midland and Matthew J. Teusink of Fremont received Hope Chemistry Senior for Research awards. The Almon T. Godfrey Prize in Chemistry was presented to Karen M. Clark of Midland.

Heather F. Verbeke of Yale and Lindsey S. Voelker of Grayling were presented with Lambda Pi Eta Book Awards in communication.

Boundy Computer Science Awards were received by Lilyana S. Mihalkova of Pazardjik, Bulgaria and Alexander A. Sherstov of Qaraghandy, Kazakhstan; and Emily J. Tennant of Pinckney was the winner of the Computer Science Senior Prize.

Andrew J. Imdieke of Marquette, Michael C. MacPherson of Brethren and David A. Rye of Haslett were awarded Allan C. Kinney Memorial Awards, presented to the outstanding graduating seniors majoring in economics and business administration. The Outstanding Student in Management Accounting Award was presented to Yvonne A. Williams of Kalamazoo. Kathi J. Grotenhuis of Holland received the Award for Outstanding Accounting Student. Daniel J. James of Holland, Bryan A. Rimmke of Portage, Katie A. Sherron of Livonia and Derek A. Torno of West Olive received Economics, Management and Accounting Faculty Recognition Awards. Cynthia C. Byrne of Midland received the Wall Street Journal Award.

Lisa A. Cortez of Cadillac was the winner of the Marguerite E. Kinkema Special Education Award, while the winners of Egbert Winter Education Awards were Andrew J. Chapin of Midland and Sarah D. Keenan of Portage.Catherine Morrison '89 Senior Science Education Awards were presented to Kristi L. Cummings of Howard City and Colin T. Brown of Spring Lake, while the Catherine Morrison '89 Senior Math Education Award was presented to Amy L. Baltmanis of Paw Paw.

Erika Brubaker '92 Awards for Proficiency in Literature were presented to Carol L. Friedrich of Laingsburg and Lindsey A. Spoolstra of Byron Center. The Clarence De Graaf English Award was presented to Christina J. Van Regenmorter of West Olive. Sandrene Schutt Awards for Proficiency in Literature were presented to Sarah F. McCluskey of West Olive and Danielle A. Svrcek of Elizabethtown, Pa.

Tulip City Gem and Mineral Club Awards were presented to William J. Weiss of Elk Rapids and Brian P. Yurk of Schoolcraft.

The Ray De Young History Prize was awarded to Lauren R. Hinkle of Indianapolis, Ind., while Janal M. Rich of Port Huron received the Miles Award in Law.

Jason G. Lisko of Downers Grove, Ill., received the Lawrence "Doc" Green Award in Athletic Training. Amy L. Baltmanis of Paw Paw and Charles J. Kleinheksel of Zeeland received Dorothy and Russell Siedentop Awards, presented to outstanding members of the basketball teams. Recipients of William and Mabel Vanderbilt Sr. Family Awards in kinesiology were Andrew J. Chapin of Midland, Kyle M. Morrison of Niles, Jessica L. Oosting of Grand Rapids and Jonathan R. Wendrick of Brighton.

Clayton E. Cressler of Indianapolis, Ind., and Brian P. Yurk of Schoolcraft received Albert E. Lampen Mathematics Prizes.

Students honored for achievement in the study of a foreign language included Carol L. Friedrich of Laingsburg, who received the Eta Sigma Phi Book Prize. Rebecca L. Rasdall of Hutchinson, Kan., received the Laura Alice Boyd Memorial Award in German, andEric R. Goltz of Midland was awarded the Barbara E. Geeting Memorial Award in German.

The Delta Omicron Senior Honor Award was presented to Alyson M. Payne of Three Oaks. Joseph M. Deller of Dearborn received the Robert W. Cavanaugh Senior Music Award. The winner of the Roger Rietberg Chapel Choir Award was Laura J. Litteral of Jackson. The students named to the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society are Joseph M. Deller of Dearborn, Daniel J. DuPuis of Flushing, Karissa L. DeYoung of Jenison, Alyson M. Payne of Three Oaks, Noel A. Snyder of Flushing and Alisa L. White of Sterling, Ill.

In nursing, Erin N. Hughes of Rochester Hills was awarded the Christian Service Award, the Miriam Joyce Van Eyl Award and an award for Excellence in Undergraduate Nursing Student Performance. The Senior Award for Nursing was given to Melissa S. Freckman of Holland. Sigma Theta Tau nursing recognition was awarded to Hilary K. Hahn of Midland, Jessica M. Housman of South Holland, Ill., Erin N. Hughes of Rochester Hills, DeeAnn R. Maynard of Walled Lake, Branda E. Page of Jackson and Tara J. Patton of Bourbonnais, Ill.

The Charles E. Lake Memorial Prize in Philosophy was presented to Nora T. Staal of Kforshmaryaha, Israel.

The Douwe B. Yntema Prizes in physics and engineering were awarded to Lee M. Kiessel of Suttons Bay and Cody H. Fleming of Ames, Iowa.

Recipients of the James Dyke van Putten Political Science Prizes were James D. Plasman of Downers Grove, Ill., Elisabeth M. van Houwelingen of Traverse City and Angela M. Zemla of Hudsonville.

Jennifer A. Hill of Allen Park was awarded the Pietenpol Prize in religion. Donald L. Overbeek of Wyoming received the Biblical Studies Award, while Robert P. Schaafsma of Cadillac was presented with the Sloan-Stegeman Mission Prize. Jonathan D. Ornee of Zeeland and Megan E. Daniels of Grand Haven were awarded the John Richard Vander Wilt Awards in religion.

Jeanette Gustafson Memorial Gifts in social work were presented to Ellie E. Gray of Hillsdale and Morgan M. Smith of Three Rivers. The Senior Sociology Award was presented to Daniel P. Hendricks of Northville, while Jamie L. Riemersma of Alma received the Social Work Senior Award.

The recipients of the Theatre Department Senior Prize were Peter J. Beck and Elizabeth M. Sturrus of Kentwood. Joshua A. Brandenburg of Mount Vernon, Ohio, received the Brad Williams Memorial Award.

The Kent Medical Foundation Award was presented to Joshua M. Ruch of Kentwood.