Area students receive Hope College awards

A total of 75 Hope College seniors or recent graduates were honored with Senior Sigma Xi Awards during the college’s annual Honors Convocation, held on Thursday, April 28, in Dimnent Memorial Chapel. Among them was Emily Cordes of Rockford, for chemistry. Sigma Xi is the Scientific Research Society. The Sigma Xi club at Hope is one of 500 clubs and chapters in North America dedicated to the encouragement, support and recognition of scientists.

Also receiving awards during the Honors Convocation, were Nicole Buccella of Belmont and Megan Kelley of Rockford.

A Hope College senior, Buccella received the John Montgomery Award in Art History. A fund was created by Holly Cheff, a class of 1999 graduate, for an outstanding student in art history. The fund was established in recognition of Dr. Wilson on the occasion of his retirement from the college’s art faculty in June 1999. The student who receives this award has shown superior academic ability and promise in the area of art history.

A freshman at Hope College, Kelley received the John H. Kleinheksel Mathematics Award. This award is presented to students who demonstrate outstanding ability in mathematics and show promise for future work in mathematics.

Hope College is a four-year, co-educational, Christian, liberal arts college affiliated with the Reformed Church in America, and is located in Holland, Mich.

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