Annual Recognition Luncheon Honors Faculty
Posted January 6, 2003
HOLLAND -- Hope College honored faculty members
for service, academic achievement and professional
involvement during the college's annual recognition luncheon
on Monday, Jan. 6.
The luncheon traditionally marks the beginning of
the college's second semester. Participating were James N.
Boelkins, provost; James E. Bultman, president; James M.
Gentile, dean for the natural sciences; Alfredo M. Gonzales,
associate provost; Jon J. Huisken, dean for academic
services and registrar; Nancy S. Miller, dean for the social
sciences; and William D. Reynolds, dean for the arts and
Recognized for 40 years of service was Charles C.
Aschbrenner (music), while recognized for 35 years of
service were Nancy S. Miller (dean for the social sciences)
and John K.V. Tammi (theatre).
Honored for 25 years of service were: Albert A.
Bell Jr. (history), Donald L. Cronkite (biology), William R.
Mayer (art), Barbara A. Mezeske (English), John R. Patnott
(kinesiology), Michael D. Seymour (chemistry) and Kathleen
Verduin (English). Those recognized for 20 years of service
were: Marc B. Baer (history), Barry L. Bandstra (religion),
Peter L. Gonthier (physics), M. Linda Graham (dance),
Charles W. Green (psychology), Roger J. Nemeth (sociology),
Michael E. Silver (chemistry) and John R. Stoughton
Charles W. Green (psychology, and Philip Phelps
Scholars Program) and Maura M. Reynolds (Latin, and academic
advising) received the Provost's Award for Service to the
Academic Program. Thomas E. Ludwig (psychology) and John R.
Patnott (kinesiology) received this year's Provost's Award
for Excellence in Teaching. James B. Allis (philosophy)
received the Ruth and John Reed Faculty Achievement Award.
Leah A. Chase (biology and chemistry) and William A.
Pannapacker (English) were named Towsley Research Scholars,
and Victor V. Claar (economics) received an award from the
Faculty Fund for Faith and Learning.
Faculty honored for serving on the college's
Teaching Enhancement Workshop Committee were: James B.
Heisler, chair (economics and business administration),
Donald L. Cronkite (biology) and Barbara Mezeske (English).
Honored as workshop presenters were: Jane R. Dickie
(psychology, and women's studies), Timothy M. Evans
(biology), Kristen Gray (Counseling Center), Jacqueline D.
Heisler (Academic Support Center), Lorna Hernandez Jarvis
(psychology), David J. Klooster (English), Maura M. Reynolds
(Latin, and academic advising), John J. Shaughnessy
(psychology), Michael E. Silver (chemistry), Joanne L.
Stewart (chemistry), Kathleen Verduin (English) and John A.
Ronald M. Wolthuis (education) was recognized for
having received the Hope Outstanding Professor Educator
(H.O.P.E.) Award in the spring of 2002.
Acknowledged as authors and editors during the
past year were: Jackie Bartley (English), Albert Bell
(history), James Bultman (president), Donald Cronkite
(biology), Miguel De La Torre (religion), Michael Jipping
(computer science), Fred Johnson (history), James Kennedy
(history), David Klooster (English), David Myers
(psychology), Jacob E. Nyenhuis (A.C. Van Raalte Institute,
and provost emeritus), Jack Ridl (English), David Ryden
(political science), Peter Schakel (English), Heather
Sellers (English), John Shaughnessy (psychology), Robert
Swierenga (A.C. Van Raalte Institute), Scott VanderStoep
(psychology, and Carl Frost Center for Social Science
Research) and Allen Verhey (religion).
Members of the music faculty honored for
accomplishments as performing artists were Mihai Craioveanu
and Mansoon Han Kim. Members of the art faculty recognized
for their work as artists were: Judy Hillman, Daryn Lowman,
William Mayer, Del Michel and Steve Nelson; also honored for
his work as a co-curator was Neal Sobania (history, and
international education). Honored as coaches of MIAA
championship teams were Brian Morehouse (women's basketball)
and Steve Smith (men's soccer).
Faculty honored for serving as officers of
professional organizations included: Janet Andersen
(mathematics), Maria (Claudine) Andre (modern and classical
languages), Barry Bandstra (religion), Greg Murray
(biology), Geoffrey Reynolds (Joint Archives of Holland),
Maura Reynolds (Latin, and academic advising) and Scott
VanderStoep (psychology, and Carl Frost Center for Social
Recognized for receiving honors and awards were:
Chris Barney (biology), Steven Bouma-Prediger (religion),
Susan Cherup (education), Elizabeth Colburn (Upward Bound),
Maxine DeBruyn (dance), Miguel De La Torre (religion), the
department of education, James Gentile (dean for the natural
sciences), Roberta Kraft (music), John Lunn (economics,
management and accounting), David Myers (psychology), Jack
Ridl (English), Mike Silver (chemistry), Ray Smith
(kinesiology), Christian Spielvogel (communication) and
Darin Stephenson (mathematics).
Several faculty and staff members were recognized
as recipients of grants and fellowships, including: Barry
Bandstra (religion), Chris Barney (biology), Tom Bultman
(biology), the Children's After School Achievement (CASA)
program (Fonda Green, executive director), Leah Chase
(biology and chemistry), Linda Dykstra (music), Tim Evans
(biology), Diana Harrelson (mathematics), Anne Larsen
(modern and classical languages), Ryan McFall (computer
science), Michael Pikaart (chemistry), Will Polik
(chemistry) and Kathy Wyngarden (nursing).