posted April 6, 2010

Seniors Named to Phi Beta Kappa

Sixty-two of Hope College's graduating seniors and recent graduates are being initiated into 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 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 elected the students in recognition of their high grade point average in liberal arts courses, their broad cultural interests, and their independent and creative scholarly activities outside the classroom.

A formal initiation ceremony and reception will take place on Sunday, April 18, at 2 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall. The honorees will also be recognized during the college's Honors Convocation on Thursday, April 29, at 7 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

Hope College is one of only 280 colleges and universities in the country and eight in Michigan to have a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Hope's chapter was chartered in 1971.

Hope College Phi Beta Kappa Honorees

Beth Marie Barnadyn; BoyneCity
Michael David Bertrand; Naperville, Ill.
Joel Phillip Blok; Schoolcraft
Marlee Jayne Bogema; Grandville
Stephanie Leigh Bogema; Kalamazoo
Timothy Scott Boman; Rochester Hills
Amanda Lynne Bruff; Flint
Ashley Elizabeth Carter; Schoolcraft
Paul Edward Connelly; Lower Waterford, Vt.
Kimberly Michelle Cook; Clarkston
Meghann Christine Deering; Traverse City
Natalie Rose DeGeorge; St. Clair Shores
Joline Christina Dreyer; Grand Rapids
Stephanie Anne Dykema; Holland
Andrea Carolyn Eddy; Coloma
Karly Ann Fogelsonger; TawasCity
Andrew Jay Foster; Battle Creek
Kurt Michael Goldsby; Rochester Hills
Jonathan David Hertel; Fennville
Christina Ann Hicks; Sandusky
Joshua Thomas Jelenek; Laingsburg
Jana Kay Johnson; Petoskey
Kristen Elizabeth Johnson; Naperville, Ill.
Amy Elizabeth Kamps; Muskegon
Peter Lawrence Kleczynski; Portage
Lindsey Suzanne Lawrence; Flint
Justin Mark Lunderberg; Grandville
Jeffrey David Meyers; Santa Cruz, Calif.
Dustin Michael Miller; Cibolo, Texas
Jeffrey Howard Minkus; Glen Ellyn, Ill.
Zachary Thomas Mitchell; Stevensville
David Clark Moore; Sewickley, Pa.
Katherine Grace Moore Fortville, Ind.
Ethan Braden Morrical; Yorktown, Ind.
Marni Leane Nixon; Mount Prospect, Ill.
Grace Elaine Olson; Crystal Lake, Ill.
Jeanne Renae Oxendine; Sterling Heights
Anna Marie Pizzimenti; Marshall
Christopher Joseph Ploch; Redford
Breanna Mae Powell; Grandville
Carolyn Elizabeth Powers; Greer, S.C.
Mary Elizabeth Pressler; Saline
Brooke Lynn Quisenberry; Dewitt
Julie Anna Reishus; Naperville, Ill.
Camille Marie Riddering; Belmont
Kirsten Anne Schroeder; Warren
Alexander AuSable Schwiebert; Chelsea
Stephen Carney Shaffer; Grand Rapids
Emily Elizabeth Sicard; South Haven
Jeffrey Richard Skaff; Flint
Amy Lynn Speelman; Darien, Ill.
Elizabeth Ann Tieche; St. Charles, Ill.
Jon Andreas VanDenend; Ripley, Ohio
Thomas Lee Vander Kooi; Allegan
Sally Ann VanderPloeg; Holland
Jaclyn Kate Van Groningen; Ripon, Calif.
Peter John VanHeest; Holland
Erin Elizabeth Van Oordt; Jenison
Sarah Emily Warner; Geneva, Ill.
Faith Noel Whitehouse; Manton
Blair Robert Williams; Fenton
Michelle Marie Zeitter; Grand Rapids