Betsy Kooistra

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Betsy, I greatly enjoyed having you in Con Law in fall 2020. You posed so many good questions in the course! If you go to law school, I will advise your professors to be ready.

— Dr. David Tubbs


  • The King’s College Presidential Scholarship
  • Outreach Intern at the State Policy Network
  • State and Local Policy Intern at the Manhattan Institute
  • Advisory Intern at VentureOut New York


House of Queen Elizabeth I

Notes for Betsy

Congrats, Betsy! ๐Ÿ’› Before getting to know you, I always heard from others how thoughtful and gracious you were. I would constantly hear, “We love Betsy. Protect her at all costs.” You have been such a blessing to our school, and you leave behind an impact. I am so excited to watch you take on the world!

Betsy!! WE DID IT! I would not have survived this school without you – let’s be honest, you did most (or all) of the work in our group projects. Leo’s Bagels will always be a reminder of C&S, and cow erasers will always be a reminder of gravity. I am so proud of how much you’ve grown in the last three years. Congratulations on finally finishing undergrad! Love you, friend!


I feel like I could leave at there and still have expressed every ounce of excitement I get at seeing you. You have been such a delight to get to know these past few years, with every supper club, every class period, every homework session outside the library. You bring so much fun and laughter with you wherever you go and you are such a powerhouse of insights. I’m so excited to see where God takes you (though will be admittedly sad if it means you leave the city) <3 <3

Betsy!! The strongest girl I know. You’re tenacious and admirable and you will be so so missed on campus. Thank you so so much for always being here for your girls:)

Betsy! YOU are the dancing queen, young and sweet, with a college degree (sing that in your head like it rhymes). Iโ€™m so thankful that youโ€™ve been by my side, slightly confused, and highly intelligent throughout my time at kings. You have been a constant source of encouragement and support. I love you. Congratulations!

BETSY!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! Wow you are so cool! The world doesn’t know what’s coming for them and I know you’re going to conquer it in the coolest way possible! Carry on my dude!!!

BETSY! YOU’RE DONE! Congrats congrats congrats! It’s been so inspiring watching you balance school, work, and internships so well. Hoping you have some semblance of rest during the summer before going and kicking butt wherever you end up!

Thanks for always bringing some levity to a stressful day and being a welcoming presence on campus. ๐Ÿ™‚ Donโ€™t let yourself get too stressed about next steps. There is a place waiting for you!

BETSY!! congrats Queen, it is a joy to know you. Thank you for your humor and insight and just for being your amazing self. Classes will not be the same or as entertaining without you. much love friend, I am so proud ๐Ÿ™‚

Betsy, I greatly enjoyed having you in Classical Lit last semester! You always had such interesting takes on the readings, and your comments were always insightful. Congratulations, and all the best!

Betsy!!!! Congrats! I know you worked so hard during your time at King’s, and it is something to be very proud of. I cannot wait to see what you do in this next chapter of life!

I’ll always owe you a debt for saving my life during that Interregnum film comp ๐Ÿ˜‰ It was such a pleasure getting to study for classes like Ancient with you! Congratulations Betsy!!!!

Congratulations on graduation. I hope you keep writing. I enjoyed your papers in PWS last year. Best Wishes, Prof Glader


Thank you for being such a kind and fun friend! I remember when you first arrived at King’s. I will miss seeing your face every week! I hope we can stay in touch! I am very proud of you, and I have always been amazed by your tenacity in tough situations. Thank you for caring so deeply and always striving to be the very best you can be. I would follow your leadership any day! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thank you for being you. I will miss you. And I hope you have a great summer ahead of you!

Congratulations, graduate!!!!!!!!!!! You did it!!!! Your HARD WORK is recognized!! <3

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