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2017 Chemistry Awards & Scholarships recipients announced

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce the 2017 awards and scholarships winners.  Most of these awards were presented to students on Saturday, May 6 at our annual Graduation Recognition and Awards Reception at the KS Union.  Congratulations to our impressive group of awardees!

Undergraduate Students

Awards & Scholarships

Owen W. Maloney Scholarship
Eleanor Stewart-Jones

Walter Gubar Scholarship
McKenzie Summerfield
Claudia Garcia-Sanchez

James P. & Sharon A. Elrod Scholarship
Noah Schneegurt

Clark E. Bricker Scholarship
Cara Davis

Adrienne Hiscox Mitchell Scholarship
Kathryn Brewer

Jacob Kleinberg Award
Collin Clay

Fassnacht Scholarship
Emmaline Lorenzo

Franklin Strains Award
Donald Wayne Corcoran, Jr

Leonard V. Sorg Scholarship
Garet Melton
Joshua Mengell

K. Barbara Schowen Undergraduate Chemistry Scholarship
Mary Duncan

Ralph E. and Esther Wiek Badgley Scholarship
Alexis Paige

Kristina May Paquette Scholarship
Brooks Hidaka
Nicholas Smith

Bijan and Mary Taylor Amini Scholarship
Jocelyn Brooks

Reynold T. Iwamoto Scholarship
Tyler Lamport

Robert D. Talty Scholarship
Talisa Hughes
Hunter Scott LeBlanc

Keith and Dona Darlington Award
Zach Wood

Frank Newby Physical Science Award
Juliana Siegler
Riél Aurelia Latimer

Clark E. and Ann Bricker Scholarship
Joseph Loomis
Emily Boyd
Sydney Kubica

Gini Adams Research Award
Joseph Loomis

Steve & Susan Snyder Award
Sonia Schöneich

Burton & Cheryle MacKenzie Scholarship
Will Moore
Sydney Lovrien
Jackson Richmond

Outstanding Graduating Seniors

American Institute of Chemists Award
Wade Henke

Alpha Chi Sigma Award
Colby Barrett

Chemistry Departmental Honors

Colby Barrett
Wade Henke

Course Performance Awards

General Chemistry: Superior Achievement
Kasra Alizadeh
Tai-Ying Lee
Steven Salazar
Abdul-Rahman Alkiswani

General Chemistry Honors: Superior Achievement
Tyler Nguyen
Ryan Cooper

Organic Chemistry: Superior Achievement
Jayda Minor
Cody Ptacek

Organic Chemistry Honors:Superior Achievement
Emily Boyd

Analytical Chemistry: Superior Achievement
Patrick Connelly

Physical Chemistry:Superior Achievement
One Semester Course: Adam Konen
Two Semester Course: Kathryn Brewer

Awards by local ACS division

ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Undergraduate Award
Wade Henke

ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Undergraduate Award
Colby Barrett

ACS Division of Physical Chemistry Undergraduate Award
Emmaline Lorenzo

Wakarusa Valley ACS Section Award
Colby Barrett

Graduate Students

Awards & Scholarships

Frank B. Dains Award
Katie Cannon

Ray Q. Brewster Award
Alex Davies

The Richard & Sue Givens Scholarship
Milani Wijeweera

H. P. Cady Award
Galina Bulgakova
Pavel Yamanushkin

The George Wilson Prize
Shamal M. Gunawardhana

Bijan and Mary (Taylor) Amini Scholarship
Nathan Erickson

Charles and Beatrice Kulier Scholarship
Jason Applegate

Reynold T. Iwamoto Scholarship
Chamalee Gamage

Ted Kuwana Graduate Award
Tyler Hageman

Kenneth & Gertrude Marsi Scholarship
Amy Jystad
Angelika Trujillo

Cornelius McCollum Research Scholarship
Kaitie Cartwright
Yun Peng
Matthew Barclay
Nilan Kamathewatta

Elmer McCollum Research Scholarship
Christopher Otolski

Adrienne Hiscox Mitchell Scholarship
Rachel Clare Gehringer Ginther

Steve and Susan Snyder Award
Allyssa Massie

Burton and Cheryle MacKenzie Scholarship
Derek Rice Cornelius Ndi

Thomas A. Milne Scholarship
XinYun Liu

Takeru and Aya Higuchi Award in Physical Chemistry
Jennifer Totleben

Chemistry Department Scholarship
Ty Balduf

Paul and Helen Gilles Award in Physical Chemistry
Hiranya Mendis

J.K. Lee Award in Analytical Chemistry
Thomas Field
Joseph Siegel

Ernest and Marvel Griswold Award in Inorganic Chemistry
Jessica Lohrman

Frank B. Dains Award in Organic Chemistry
Andrew Edwards

Higuchi Doctoral Progress Award
Oluwaseun Mesele



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