Each year the Department of Chemistry recognizes outstanding students from freshmen through doctoral level. We have an awards banquet where we recognize these and all graduating students. The Annual Awards Dinner was held April 28, 2014 at the Triumph MotoMuseum.
Below are descriptions of the awards and the students honored:
Outstanding Freshman Chemistry Student: Mark Cheneler
This award is given to a freshman major who has displayed outstanding performance in the general chemistry sequence.
Mark is a freshman biochemistry major and aspires to study medicine through our pre-medical scholars program. He is also an honors student.
Hugh B. Donahoe Award in Organic Chemistry: Nicholas Schlarman
This award is given to a sophomore major who has displayed outstanding performance in the organic chemistry sequence.
Nicholas hails from Freeburg, IL. He is a sophomore chemistry major.
Vincent Spaziano Memorial Scholarship: Nicholas Schlarman
The Vincent Spaziano Memorial Scholarship honors our long time colleague and friend, Dr. Vince Spaziano. Vince had a long career at SLU and lead the department as chair for many years. His life and love for teaching organic chemistry is memorialized in this book scholarship, which provides $500 to the recipient.
American Chemical Society Award in Analytical Chemistry 2014: Evan Lloyd
This award is made by the ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry to recognize students who display an aptitude for a career in the field. The winner is determined by performance in analytical chemistry and approved jointly by the analytical chemistry faculty in the department.
Evan hails from Maryville, IL. He is a junior chemistry major with a minor in engineering mathematics.
(We also want to recognize Nicholas Jesse as the 2013 winner.)
Saint Louis Section American Chemical Society Outstanding Junior Chemistry Student:
Evan was recognized at the ACS St. Louis local section awards banquet, where he received a certificate and nameplate for the plaque displayed in the department.
James D. Collins Award for Excellence in Student Academic Achievement: Steven Doonan
Steven is a biochemistry major and will be attending graduate school after finishing at SLU. Steven received a medallion from the College of Arts and Sciences and was recognized as an outstanding senior.
American Institute of Chemists Outstanding Senior Award: Maximillian Bourdillon
Max is a biochemistry major, and recognized as an outstanding senior with this award.
Hypercube Scholar Award: Thomas Krenning
This award is presented to a student who aspires to attend graduate school in the chemical sciences, and consists of the software package and a certificate.
American Institute of Chemists Outstanding Masters Student Award: Michael Sebek
This award recognizes outstanding work by a Masters student. Michael works with Dr. Kiss, and is known for his teamwork and excellence in teaching.
American Institute of Chemists Outstanding Doctoral Student Award: Laura Hardebeck
This award recognizes outstanding work by a Doctoral student. Laura is recognized for her significant contributions to research and teaching in the department.
Carol M. and Joseph R. Franks Graduate Award in Chemistry: Alicia Hoover
This award recognizes an outstanding graduate student. Alicia is finishing her doctorate with Dr. Scott Martin. She has made significant contributions to her field in research, was an outstanding TA for us, and serves as a mentor and role model for the students coming through the program.
Saint Louis University Chemistry Department Graduate Teaching Awards
Anna Forzano and Selina Wireduaah were recognized for their outstanding teaching in the undergraduate
The Marcus Award for Senior Undergraduate Research was awarded to Steven Doonan. This is a competition for seniors working on research with a chemistry department faculty member. Competing seniors presented posters of their research. Chemistry department alumni in attendance at the event selected the winner.
The Saint Louis University Chemistry Club received a "Commendable Award" for their outstanding programming. They were recognized at the ACS national meeting in Dallas in April. They also were awarded a "Green Chemistry Award" and recognized for their programs that involve environmentally friendly practices. Congratulations!