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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!