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2013 Awards Recipients

Top Freshman

Best academic achievement of a freshman chemistry major. Recipient is awarded a Handbook of Chemistry and Physics. Student is judged by performance in the first attempt in General Chemistry CHE 111/112.

This year's recipient
Samantha L. Adams
Presented by Dr. Lori Wilson & Dr. David Cunningham


Top Sophomore

Best academic achievement of a sophomore chemistry major. The award consists of $100 to be deducted from the student’s registration fees for the next semester. The student is judged by performance in chemistry courses at EKU courses at EKU as well as overall excellence in all other courses.

This year’s recipient
Kevin A. Elmer
Presented by Dr. Susan Godbey


Top Junior

Best academic achievement of a junior chemistry major. The award consists of $100 to be deducted from the student’s registration fees for the next semester. The student is judged by performance in chemistry courses at EKU courses at EKU as well as overall excellence in all other courses.

This year’s recipient
Adam C. Fluty
Presented by Dr. Darrin Smith


Darnell Salyer Award

Awarded to the top student in the graduating class in chemistry.  Criteria for the award include academic achievement, community service, and contributions to chemistry. The recipient is awarded $100 in cash and recognition on a plaque in the New Science Building.

This year’s recipient
Agathe Roubert
Presented by Dr. Martin Brock


Top Student in Organic Chemistry

Best academic achievement in Organic Chemistry sponsored by the American Chemical Society Division of Organic Chemistry. The award consists of a letter of recognition and an award certificate.

This year’s recipient
Bailey K. Gill
Presented by Dr. Buchang Shi


Top Student in Analytical Chemistry

Best academic achievement in Analytical Chemistry sponsored by the American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry. The award consists of a personalized certificate, souvenir item and one-year online subscription to Analytical Chemistry.

This year’s recipient
Armanda F. Pennington
Presented by Dr. Susan Godbey


Top Student in Biochemistry

Best academic achievement in Biochemistry. The award consists of $100 to be deducted from the student’s registration fees for the next fall semester. The student is judged by performance in biochemistry courses at EKU as well as overall excellence in all other courses.

This year’s recipient
Saioa Oscoz
Presented by Dr. Tanea Reed


Emerging Chemist Award

Awarded to the graduating senior who has shown the greatest potential in chemistry. Recipient is awarded a Merck Index donated by David Igo, a graduate from the EKU Chemistry Department. The student is judged by potential in Chemistry without regard to GPA.

This year’s recipient
Joseph T. Johnson
Presented by Dr. Tanea Reed


EKU HypercubeTM Scholar

Awarded for scholastic excellence in physical chemistry. The award consists of a copy of HyperChem software and a framed certificate.

This year’s recipient
Casey J. Howdieshell


Outstanding Forensic Junior

Awarded for best academic achievement of a junior forensic major, who has excelled in the classroom. This award carries an honorarium of $100.

This year’s recipient
Emily P. Fyffe
Presented by Dr. Diane Vance


Outstanding Forensic Senior

Awarded for best academic achievement of a senior forensic major, who has excelled in the classroom and shows potential for a productive career in Forensic Science. This award carries an honorarium of $100.

This year’s recipient
Hillary R. Crosley
Presented by Dr. Diane Vance


Harry Smiley Memorial Graduate Award

Awarded to honor our top returning graduate student each year. The recipient of this award shows excellence in teaching and service to the department, and has embarked on an active research program.

This year’s recipient
Lin Wu
Presented by Dr. Buchang Shi


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