Graduate Students Awards - Departmental

The Department of Chemistry, through the generosity of friends and alumni of the department, is pleased to offer these annual awards to deserving graduate students within the department.

To the graduate assistant in Freshman Chemistry who represents the highest ideals and achievements in the teaching of Chemistry
2018 - Spencer Hendrickson
2017 - Megan Schmale
2016 - Staci Herman, Mary Warmin
2015 - Joel Andersen
2014 - Kaylin Earnest
2013 - Megan Deeds
2012 - Nicole Hanks
2011 - Anna Daigle, Gleason Wilson
2010 - Lisa Meyers
2009 - Julia Kulhmann
2008 - Natasha Mwale
2007 - Heather Trenary
2006 - Callie Coombs
2005 - Josh Bryson
2004 - Kevin Parker
2003 - Rebecca Barlag
2002 - Katie Denicola

For excellence as a graduate teaching assistant
2018 - Scott Abernathy, Mohammad Avestan, Mariana Bonafim-Piveta, Joel Collett, Kiera Gazica, Paolo Guerini, Melissa Kelley, Raj Merugu, Skyler Smith, Caroline Williams
2017 - ReJeana Carey, Amberlie Clutterbuck, Huiguang Dai, Rebecca Nogueira e Silva, Lucas Powers, Maryanne Refaei, Jamison Reifsteck, Priti Thakur, Amjaly Vijayan, Emily Westbrook
2016 - Safnas Abdul Salam, Nate Barker, Kayla Borland, Mark Chrisman, Spencer Hendrickson, Manassas Jora, Nina Ortiz-Trankina, Rebecca Ransohoff, Jessie Ringo, Jennifer Vernia
2015 - Kayla Borland, Qinyuan Chai, Anushree Das, Rui Ding, Anna Donnell, Jennifer Grabo, Purujit Gurjar, Rob Ross, Megan Schmale, Dushanee Sriyarathne, Mary Warmin
2014 - Ian Bruzas, Arundhoti Chakraborty, Nathan Eberhardt, DeVonna Gatlin, Rebecca Haley, Heather Hopgood, Whitney Houser, Padmanabh Joshi, Kendra Leahy, Jessica Ringo, Gleason Wilson, Jennifer Vernia
2013 - Rui Jiang, Yang Jiao, Frank May, Kelley McKissic, August Powers, Tianeka Scott, Beth Smithey, Buelah Solivio, Kosala Thenna-Hewa, Nadeesha Wellala, Geethika Weragoda
2012 - Anubendu Adhikary, Mark Chrisman, Teresa Cook, Amy Jones, Hemanthi Manamperi, Keaton Nahan, Chau Phung, Sanjeewa Rodrigo, Angela Stastny, Fathima Thowfeik, Jinnan Zhang
2011 - Jordan Callahan, Romel Dator, Derek Jones, Kevin Lavelle, Kelley McKissic, Amie Norton, Laura Pinelo, Pooja Shrestha, Morwena Solivio, Leeanne Taylor, Meghan Wagner
2010 - Anubendu Adhikary, Praveen Bachawala, Tiffany Bell, Derek Jones, Phanichand Kodali, Christian Robinson, Mark Shelton, Bunyong Sombunsakdikun, Meghan Wagner, Xioyang Wang
2009 - Leah Blackketter, Karnakar Chitta, Bhushan Deodhar, Julia Kuhlmann, Cynthia Schroll, Will Shearouse, Dan Waddell
2008 - Karolin Kroening, Qian Li, Nyote Oliver, Amber Shiveley, Will Shearouse, Stephen Sims, Yaofang Zhang
2007 - Derek Jones, Derek Julian, Agnese Jurkevica, Karina Kizjakina, Kady Krivos, Pat McLendon, Natasha Mwale, Sridhar Rajam, Chris Thompson, Uma Tiwari
2006 - Josh Bryson, Colette Castleberry, Jenny Ellis, Dennis Fulmer, Abhijit Jadhav, Kady Krivos, Kirk Lokits, Siva Muthukrishnan, Jennifer Riepenhoff, Rebecca Vermillion
2005 - Scott Afton, Katye Fichter, Abhijit Jadhav, Armands Konosonoks, Rajesh Murthy, Siva Muthukrishnan, Uma Tiwari
2004 - Jane Abey, Levi Grove, Daisy Malloy-Hamburg, Micheal Haven, Rebecca Jones, Chris Keller, Rodney Klima, Andris Kronbergs, Kevin Kubachka, Laura Morris, Rajesh Murthy, Soheil Pourshahian, Lisa Prevette, Doug Richardson, Wilson Sanganza, Beth Shell, Yaqin Sun, Stuart Willison
2003 - PJ Ball, Jason Clohecy, Wendy Dominick, Chris Gulgas, Micheal Haven, Mike Herr, Brian House, Rebecca Jones, Rodney Klima, Eric Mack, Sarah Mandel, Rajesh Murthy, Chad Robins, Beth Shell, Sathya Srinivasachari
2002 - PJ Ball, Rebecca Barlag, Katie Denicola, Shawn Dickess, Wendy Dominick, Cietta Fambrough, Michele Haun, Micheal Haven, Michael Herr, Rebecca Jones, Sarah Mandel, Kem Patteson, Amy Sombun, Mike Winters, Don Zehnder

To an outstanding first-year graduate student in Biochemistry
2018 - Yasin Pourfarjam
2017 - Niranga Wijesiri
2016 - Haizhou Zhu
2015 - Mellie June Paulines
2014 - Safnas AbdulSalam
2013 - N/A
2012 - Fathima Thowfeik
2011 - Dessalegn Nemera
2010 - N/A
2009 - Blake Baird
2008 - Mohamed Marei, Christian Robinson
2007 - Giovanna Grandinetti
2006 - Patrick McLendon
2005 - Katye Fichter
2004 - Natasha Mwale

To an outstanding second-year graduate student in Analytical Chemistry
2018 - Mirelis Santos-Cancel
2017 - Peter Lobue
2016 - Cory Stiner
2015 - Skyler Smith
2014 - Peng Wang
2013 - Tevhide Ozkaya Ahmadov
2012 - Tingting Wang
2011 - Lisa Meyers
2010 - Floyd Stanley
2009 - Xuefei Guo
2008 - Amos Doepke
2007 - Kady Krivos, Kirk Lokits
2006 - Sara Andria, Callie Coombs
2005 - Daisy Malloy-Hamburg
2004 - Monika Shah
2003 - Juris Meija
2002 - Jean Paddock

For communication skills in Organic Chemistry
2018 - Mario Perera
2017 - DeVonna Gatlin
2016 - Qinyuan Chai
2015 - Longrui Chen
2014 - Yongshun Huang
2013 - Teresa Cook
2012 - Kelley McKissic
2011 - Chau Phung
2010 - Xiaoping Chen
2009 - Ashish Kulkarni
2008 - Derek Jones
2007 - Jagadis Sankaranaraya
2006 - Chris Gulgas
2005 - Rajesh Murthy
2004 - Erik Mack
2003 - Matt Hancock

To an outstanding second- or third-year graduate student in Organic Chemistry
2018 - Upasana Banerjee
2017 - Joel Andersen
2016 - Rebecca Haley
2015 - Kayla Borland
2014 - Xinjun Yu
2013 - Kelley McKissic
2012 - Xiaoping Chen
2011 - Teresa Cook
2010 - Will Shearouse
2009 - Dan Waddell
2008 - Dan Lewallen
2007 - Sridhar Rajam
2006 - Duane Hatch
2005 - Siva Muthukrishnan
2004 - Armands Konosonoks, Yemin Liu
2003 - Erik Mack
2002 - Juris Fotins

2005 - Kristina Laueer, Jennifer Riepenhoff
2004 - Sayandev Chatterjee