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Student Honors in 2013

With every May comes the parting of students and the end of the academic year. Many of our French students were presented with awards for their determined scholarship and dedication. Every Spring, the college holds an Honors Convocation to recognize these excellent students.

French awards were given to graduating seniors:

  • Devin Ryan: AATF Outstanding Senior in French Award
  • Athina Alvarez: Linda D. Palmer Memorial Award in French
  • Charles Patchak: Marguerite Prins French Award

Several French students were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest honors society:

  • Athina Alvarez
  • Rachel Elzinga
  • Charles Patchak
  • Rebekah Skinner

The French Department encourages diversity and well-rounded scholarship. The following students were awarded departmental awards for their wide array of talents:

  • Athina Alvarez: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholars in the Arts and Humanities, Art Department Purchase Award, John Montgomery Wilson Award in Art History
  • Zoe Caltrider: Phi Alpha Theta Sophomore Book Award
  • Nicholas DeJongh: Russell J. Kraay Award in Computer Science
  • Dorothy Dickinson: George Birkhoff English Prize, Erika Brubaker ’92 Award for Promising Achievement in the Study of Literature, Charles E. Lake Memorial Prize for Philosophical Promise
  • Rachel Elzinga: Catherine Morrison '89 Senior Math Education Award
  • Marie Schrampfer: Biblical Studies Award
  • Rebekah Skinner: Christian Worldview Essay Award
  • Lauren Wade: C. James Stringer Jr. Memorial Award
  • Mary Elizabeth Winther: Theatre Department Senior Prize

Congratulations to our outstanding French scholars!

Student Honors in 2012

With every May comes the parting of students and the end of the academic year. Many of our French students were presented with awards for their determined scholarship and dedication. Every Spring, the college holds an Honors Convocation to recognize these excellent students.

French awards were given to graduating seniors:

  • Delaney Erickson: AATF Outstanding Senior in French Award
  • Joe Habbouche: Linda D. Palmer Memorial Award in French
  • Gina Veltman: Marguerite Prins French Award

Katelyn Hemmeke: Erika Brubaker '92 Award for Proficiency in Literature as well as a Fulbright Scholarship by the United States government for the following year.

The Mortar Board, a national honor society, inducted Charles Patchak and Leah LaBarge.

Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest academic honorary society inducted two French scholars, Joe Habbouche and Katelyn Hemmeke.

The French Department encourages diversity and well-rounded scholarship. The following students were awarded departmental awards for their wide array of talents:

  • Athina Alvarez: John Montgomery Wilson Award in Art History
  • Jessalyn Bolkema: Albert E. Lampen Mathematics Prize,Dorothy Grace Renzema Moore Award for Excellence in Math and Music
  • Nicholas DeJongh: John H. Kleinheksel Mathematics Award
  • Sa'eed Husaini: Renze Lyle Hoeksema Prize in Political Science
  • Carter Jones: Robert W. Cavanaugh Scholarship in Voice
  • Rachel Kabagabu: Political Science Department Book Award
  • Leah LaBarge: Reinking Memorial Scholarship
  • Shaylyn Pritchard: Biology Book Award
  • Marie Schrampfer: Phi Alpha Theta Freshman Book Award
  • Brent Wilkinson: Metta J. Ross History Prize

Congratulations to our outstanding French scholars!