Awards for scholastic achievement and service have been presented to graduating Hope College seniors or recent graduates.
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 27.
The Southland Medal (Gerrit H. Albers Gold Medal),
which is awarded to the outstanding woman of the senior
class, was presented to Caroline J. Newell of Reed City.
The American Association of University Women Award was
presented to Judy K. Boogaart of Holland.
The winner of the John Schouten Award for the
outstanding female student-athlete was Erinn Joy VanAuken of
Holland. The Otto Vander Velde All Campus Award was
presented to Thomas J. Bouwens of Zeeland. Katie Maree
Horsman of Battle Creek was presented the M. Harold Mikle
Prize for Communication.
Technos International Prizes were awarded to
Michael J. Brinks of Portage and Thomas Henry Groendal of
Matthew Morgan of Rockford received the Herman
Miller Art Award.
The Patterson Memorial Prizes in Biology were
presented to Jennifer Beth Kossoris of Jenison, Rachel Ann
Lamb of Brookfield, Wis., and Kevin John Sonnemann of
Traverse City. Sonnemann also received the Biology Service
The Almon T. Godfrey Prize in Chemistry was
presented to Caroline J. Newell of Reed City. Katherine
Mary Berghorst of Hudsonville and Christopher David Cappa of
Naperville, Ill., received the Pharmacia and Upjohn Company
Awards for Research in Chemistry. The American Institute of
Chemists' Awards were presented to Katie Maree Horsman of
Battle Creek and Annalise Lyn Van Wyngarden of Caledonia.
The Boundy Computer Science Award was received by
Matthew Lee Hahnfeld of Midland; and Karl Robert Rasche of
East Lansing was the winner of the Computer Science Senior
Eric Robert Goodman of Okemos was awarded the
Allan C. Kinney Memorial Award, which is presented to the
outstanding graduating senior majoring in economics and
business administration. The Outstanding Student in
Management Accounting Award was presented to Ellen Beth
Colenbrander of Holland. Curtis Edward Brinks of
Middleville received the Award for Outstanding Accounting
Student. Paul Brouwer Bengelink of Holland received the
Wall Street Journal Award.
Alexis A. Oosting of Spring Lake was the winner of
the Marguerite E. Kinkema Special Education Award, while the
winners of the Egbert Winter Education Awards were Angela
Leigh Mayer of Holland and Todd G. Tulgestke of Traverse
The Clarence De Graaf English Award was presented
to Christine Joy Trinh of Holland. The Erika Brubaker '92
Awards for Proficiency in Literature were presented to Erin
Joy Rodenhouse of Holland and Erin Ruth Selmer of Seymour,
Wis. The Sandrene Schutt Award for Proficiency in
Literature was presented to Sarah Elizabeth Martin of
Midland. Matthew Ryan Reynolds of East Lansing received the
George Birkhoff English Prize.
Martin D. Van Oort of Deer Lodge, Mont., was the
winner of the Tulip City Gem and Mineral Club Award.
The Ray De Young History Prize was awarded to
Erica Ann Puntel of Centerville, Ohio, while Bradley John
Herrema of Grand Rapids received the Miles Award in Law.
Vanessa Maria Ramirez of Holland received the
Lawrence "Doc" Green Award in Athletic Training. Lisa Jean
Hoekstra of Grandville and Brian Kent Paul of Bad Axe
received Dorothy and Russell Siedentop Awards, presented to
outstanding members of the basketball teams. Recipients of
the William and Mabel Vanderbilt Sr. Family Awards in
kinesiology were Tara Jane Blacquiere of Caledonia,
Elizabeth Ann Folkert of Hudsonville, Jill Marie Harkema of
Holland, Kathryn Anne Herweyer of Kalamazoo, Lori Marie
Knudsen of Suttons Bay, Kendra Nicole Maloni of Chicago
Heights, Ill., Todd Bradley Tester of Traverse City, and
Jaclyn Sue VandeWege of Holland.
Jennifer Marie Gliesman of Macomb received the
Albert E. Lampen Mathematics Prize.
Several students were honored for achievement in
the study of a foreign language. Ryan Cardiff Atwell of
Muscatine, Iowa, received the Eta Sigma Phi Book Prize, and
the Marguerite Prins French Awards were presented to Michael
J. Brinks of Portage and Shana Henry of Southfield. Julie
H. Twietmeyer of Canton was awarded the Barbara E. Geeting
Memorial Award in German, and Kristin Marie Kotman of
Holland received the Laura Alice Boyd Memorial Award in
The Delta Omicron Senior Honor Award and the
Robert W. Cavanaugh Senior Music Award were both presented
to Jessica Ann Loomis of Holland. The winner of the Roger
Rietberg Chapel Choir Award was Renee Michelle Meyer of Mt.
The Senior Award for Nursing was given to Kristin
Anne Kooiker of Jenison, the Miriam Joyce Van Eyl Award was
presented to Jennifer Nosbisch Popies of Manchester, and the
Christian Service Award was awarded to Michelle Marie
Washburn of Shelby Township.
The Charles E. Lake Memorial Prize in Philosophy
was presented to Jack Edward Mulder Jr. of Grand Rapids.
The Douwe B. Yntema Prizes in physics and
engineering were awarded to Michelle Lynn Fangmeier of Inver
Grove Heights, Minn., and Michelle Ann Kramer of Naperville,
Ill. Recipients of the James Dyke van Putten Political
Science Prizes were Ramona Margareta Angelescu of Bucharest,
Romania, and Diane Bloem of Grand Rapids.
Jack Edward Mulder Jr. of Grand Rapids was awarded
the American Bible Society Book Award and the Senior
Biblical Prize. Ryan Cardiff Atwell of Muscatine, Iowa,
received the Pietenpol Prize, while Kathryn Ann Davelaar of
Holland was presented with the Sloan-Stegeman Mission Prize.
Jenette Maria Bongiorno of Oxford was awarded the John
Richard Vander Wilt Award in religion.
Jeanette Gustafson Memorial Gifts in social work
were presented to Kayrl Anna Stead of Dearborn and Stacey
Lynn Vander Molen of Grand Rapids. The Senior Sociology
Award was presented to Lisa Jane Bartlett of Mt. Vernon,
Ind., while Judy K. Boogaart of Holland received the Social
Work Senior Award.
The recipients of the Theatre Department Senior
Prize were Katherine RuthAnn Drop of Iowa City, Iowa, and
Janelle Aimee Thompson of Port Sanilac, and Amy Kay Edlefson
of Traverse City received the Brad Williams Memorial Award.
The Kent Medical Foundation Award was presented to Jennifer
Beth Kossoris of Jenison.