Megan Kelley, a Hope College sophomore from Rockford, received the Catherine Morrison Junior Science and Math Book Education Award during the college’s annual Honors Convocation on Thursday, April 28. This honor is a cash award given to a deserving senior who has demonstrated academic excellence and who is committed to teaching mathematics at the elementary or secondary level.
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.
Sara Dykstra, a senior from Rockford, is studying off-campus during the 2011 spring semester. She is studying in the Chicago Semester Program in Illinois. She is the daughter of George and Nancy Dykstra, and a 2007 graduate of Rockford High School. Hope College is a four-year, co-educational, Christian, liberal arts college affiliated with the Reformed Church in America, and has 3,230 students from 42 states and 28 foreign countries. Hope offers courses in 87 majors leading to a bachelor of arts, bachelor of music, bachelor of science, or bachelor of science in nursing degree.
Rockford graduate Jillian Haverkate, a Hope College freshman from Ada, received the Stephenson First-Year Writing Prize during the college’s annual Convocation on Thursday, April 29. The prize, awarded each semester to the author of the paper selected as the best submitted in the first-year writing course, is given to encourage young writers.
Cara Hahn, a Hope College senior from Rockford, received the Laszlo Tokes Award and the Wall Street Journal Award during the annual honors convocation on Thursday, April 23, 2009. The Laszlo Tokes Award is a cash award given to two rising seniors for writing the best essays addressing a current issue or world situation from a Christian perspective. Laszlo Tokes, in whose honor the award is named, was a pastor in the Hungarian Reformed Church. His commitment to Christian faith and calling played a pivotal role in sparking the demonstration that led to the downfall of the communist regime in Romania in 1989. This award was made possible by the vision and donation of a Hope alumna who would like to remain anonymous. It is facilitated by the CrossRoads Project. The Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award of a one-year subscription to the Journal and an individual medallion is presented to the student selected by the economics, management and accounting faculty on the basis of superior performance in the department.