Department of Chemistry Honors & Awards

The ACS Outstanding Graduate in Chemistry
Awarded to the top graduate by faculty vote. The ACS Louisville Chapter further recognizes the recipient at a separate awards ceremony.

2019 - Anna Davis
2018 - Kyle Castaneda
2017 - Jessica Kostyo
2016 - Chad Stephens

The Chemistry Faculty Award for Excellence
Awarded by faculty vote to the graduate who has demonstrated excellence based on a combination of research experience and coursework.

2019 - Mohammed Hindi
2018 - Brenna Kaelin
2017 - Ryan Weegens
2016 - Andrew Knight

The Royal Society of Chemistry Award
Awarded by faculty vote to the graduate who has demonstrated excellence based on a combination of research experience and coursework.

2019 - Maxwell J. Rakutt
2018 - Troy Sterling
2017 - Hung (Kyle) Vuong
2016 - Kendra Swope

The Chemistry Service Award
Awarded to an outstanding chemistry major for academic leadership and service.

2017 - Kyle Castaneda
2016 - Kendra Swope

The Graduate Teaching Assistant Award
Awarded to a chemistry graduate teaching assistant for excellent performance in teaching.

2017 - Sara Biladeau
2017 - Brady Garabato
2016 - Rene Ebule

The Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Award
Awarded to a chemistry undergraduate teaching assistant for excellent performance in teaching

2019 - Maxwell J. Rakutt
2018 - Gabby Oropilla
2018 - Marcus Rommelman
2017 -  Miranda Mysinger
2017 - Johnathan Shanklin
2016 - Victoria Hale

The American Institute of Chemists Award For
Awarded by the American Institute of Chemists to outstanding seniors, one each in chemistry and biochemistry.

Chemistry:
2019 - Josh Julian
2018 - Zofia Hetman
2017 - Jessica Kostyo
2016 - Kevin Xiong

Biochemistry:
2019 -  Seth Sereff
2018 - Kyle Castaneda
2017 - Hung (Kyle) Vuong
2016 - Chad Stephens

The Best Honor Thesis in the Natural Sciences

Awardee:
2019 - Mohammed Hindi

Nominee:
2019 - Seth Sereff

ACS Physical Chemistry Division Award
Awarded by the Physical Division of the American Chemical Society to the chemistry major for outstanding performance in inorganic chemistry.

2019 - Benjamin Xie

ACS Organic Chemistry Division Award
Awarded by the Organic Division of the American Chemical Society to the chemistry major for outstanding performance in inorganic chemistry.

2019 - Bricker A. Oxley

ACS Inorganic Chemistry Award
Awarded by the Inorganic Division of the American Chemical Society to the chemistry major for outstanding performance in inorganic chemistry.

2019 - Anna Davis
2018 - Zofia Hetman
2017 - Sarah Strangfeld
2016 - John Vaughn

ACS Analytical Chemistry Division Award
Awarded by the Analytical Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society to the chemistry major for outstanding performance in analytical chemistry.

2019 - Ally Davidson
2018 - Sam Van Buskirk
2017 - Sarah Strangfeld
2016 - Alexander Gornet

PolyEd Undergraduate Chemistry Award
Awarded by the Polymer Division of the American Chemical Society for outstanding performance by an undergraduate chemistry major in the two-semester organic sequence

2017 - Ryan Weegens
2016 - Kyle Vuong

Chemical Rubber Company Press (CRC Handbook) Freshman Chemistry Award
Awarded to the chemistry major for outstanding performance in General Chemistry.

2017 - Kristen Tilford
2016 - Max J. Rakutt

Recipients of the ACS-certified degree
Presentation of certificate to seniors earning an ACS-certified B.S. degree.

2019
Kyle Martin Boom
Henry Brun
Anna Davis
Olivia Noelle Jacobs
Rachel Jamrose
Brandon Swift
Stephanie Vega

2018
Alyssa Dues
Zofia Hetman

2017
Jessica Kostyo
Cynthia Maglasang
Alex Renn
Jerald Smith
Sarah Strangfeld
Jason Wilson

2016
Nicholas Humphrey
Alexis St. Martin
John Vaughn
Kevin Xiong

Special Citations for Outstanding Academic Performance
Awarded to students with a grade point average of 3.5 or better in chemistry.

2019
Tyler Brockman
Rachel Alexandria Carter
Anna Davis
Mohammed Hindi
Joshua Julian
Bricker Oxley
Maxwell J. Rakutt
America Silva
Victoria Snavely
Colton R. Stinger
Carrie Renae Walters
Seth Sereff

2018
Seth Blankenship
Kyle Castaneda
Peyton Davis
Alyssa Dues
Zofia Hetman
John Hinely
Brenna Kaelin
Sean Noble
Gabby Oropilla
Shane Reeves
Troy Sterling
Andrew Stewart
Pratik Thapa
Dunia Zedan

2017
Negin Alizadeh-Rad
Kaitlyn Baird
Kryshawna Beard
Sam Harper
Jessica Kostyo
Miranda Mysinger
Alex Renn
Austin Rodenberg
Johnathan Shanklin
Sarah Strangfeld
Todd Thurman
Hung (Kyle) Vuong
Ryan Weegens

2016
Thomas Klusman
William Russell
David Beaman
Alexander Gornet
Alexander Gupta
Andrew Knight
Logan Lloyd
Carmela Riposo
Kameron Shams
Brittany Sims
Chad Stephens
John Vaughn
Kevin Xiong