Kelsey Cratty and Lisa Markham, both of Rockford, have been named as recent Hope College graduates who have been awarded graduation honors for outstanding academic accomplishment during their four years of study. Cratty was awarded magna cum laude, which is awarded to graduates who achieve a minimum 3.7 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Markham was awarded cum laude, which is awarded to graduates who achieve a minimum 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.
Hope College, located in Holland, Mich., is pleased to announce its Dean’s List for the first semester of the 2011-2012 school year. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must have a minimum 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Among those listed are Rockford students: senior Alyssa Brillinger, freshman Sloan Ouellette, junior Megan Kelley, freshman Taylor Rummel, sophomore Lauren Girard, freshman Kaitlin Cress, junior Patrick Malley, senior Rachel Doud, sophomore Peyton Wells, sophomore Katie Carlson, senior Lisa Markham, senior Karli Rowe and freshman Paige Fawcett. Other local students listed are junior Bennett Riddering of Belmont, senior Amy Veltkamp of Cedar Springs, and senior Rachel Jantz of Sparta. Hope College is a four-year, co-educational, liberal arts college with an enrollment of 3,249 men and women and is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America.