The Department of Chemistry held 2011 Honors Day Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 28. Dr. Dub Shults, retired Associate Director of ORNL Analytical Sciences Division and member of Chemistry Board of Visitors attended the event as guest speaker.
First introduced in 1979, Honors Day Awards Ceremony is held annually to recognize outstanding academics, service and teaching in the Chemistry Department. Awards were given to outstanding undergraduates along with general awards and recognitions for achievement and scholarship. Graduate awards were given in specific areas of chemistry as well as overall service, teaching, research and merit awards. Exceptional staff members were recognized for their service to the department. Members of the faculty also enjoyed awards given for their achievements in the way of service, appointments, and prestigious awards.
Guests also attended the event are: Dr. John Sanders, Senior Research Associate at Eastman Chemical Company and member of Chemistry Board of Visitors; Dr.Lee Reidinger, member of the physics faculty and director of Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education (CIRE); Cathy Dodge, Senior Director of Development for College of Arts & Sciences and Randy Atkins, Assistant Director of Development for College of Arts & Sciences.
Undergraduate Student Awards
CRC Press General Chemistry Award – Tyler J. Sprouse
C.W. Keenan Outstanding General Chemistry Student Award – Xin Huang
Dr. Lucy E. Scroggie Scholarship – Burton K. Mandrell
C.A. Buehler Chemistry Scholarship – Hailey R. Bureau
East Tennesseve Section, ACS, Award – Katherine P. Sharp
Hach Foundation Scholarships – Miranda A. Morelan, Maria C. Owens
Melaven-Rhenium Scholarship – James R. Humble, Rose E. Johnson, Karson N. Lurie
Honors Chemistry Recognition – Thomas M. Beazley, Eric M. Farell, Samuel Goddard, Burton K. Mandrell, Anna K. Manneschmidt, Rachel L. Naramore, Donald B. Pickel, Kelsey P. Tanner, Kyle S. White.
Chancellor’s Honors,Top Collegiate Scholar – Katherine P. Sharp
Outstanding Service Award – Traymon Allen, Gary L. Wynn
Graduate Student Awards
Carol Moulton ACGS Service Award – Traymon Allen, Jue (Rachel) Rui
First Year Acheivement Awards – John D. Auxier, Chunhui Bao, Yundi Gan, Andrew N. Mabe, Yilin Wang
Second Year Candidacy Awards – Steven A. Cramer, Vighter O. Iberi, William M. Kochemba
Outstanding Teaching Awards – Teresa B. Kirchner, Adam B. Pippin
C.W. Kennan Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award – Heather M. Bass
Judson Hall Robertson Graduate Award in Analytical Chemistry – Rebecca B. Horton
Jerome Eastham Graduate Fellowship in Organic Chemistry – Amanda L. May
Burchfield Burridge Warner Graduate Fellowship in Polymer Chemistry – Jeremiah W. Woodcock
Eugene John Barber Fellowship in Physical Chemistry – Qi (Charles) Sun
East Tennessee Section, ACS, Graduate Fellow – Sabrina M. Wells
Gleb Mamantov Graduate Chemistry Scholar – Jessica R. Gooding
Buehler Fellowships – Jessica R. Gooding, Andrew S. Hicks, Belinda S. Lady
SAACS Outstanding T.A. Chemistry Award – Kim M. Nelson
SAACS Outstanding Chemistry Professor Award – Dr. George W. Kabalka
Ziegler Professor of Chemistry – Dr. Robert N. Compton
Research and Creative Achievement – Dr. Ben Xue
Excellence in Academic Outreach- Dr. Jeffrey D. Kovac