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Many scholarships and awards are presented through the Department of Chemistry each year.  Award recipients are selected by the Awards Committee during the spring semester and the awards are presented and the recipients recognized at the Department of Chemistry's Awards and Recognition Ceremony.  The Chemistry Department Awards Committee encourages all interested Chemistry majors and intended majors to apply.  A call for applications for Undergraduate Awards and for Outstanding Senior Awards in Chemistry is sent out each year.  Click on the links highlighted above for current application information.


The Dr. Robert C. Lamb Scholastic Award was established by Dr. Lamb, the former chair of the ECU chemistry department.  It is awarded to students who have a focus on chemistry and a record of high achievement in the classes.  Congratulations to our 2013 recipients -  Matthew Baucom, Rachel Johnson, and Amanda Morgan!

The Grover W. and Nell C. Everett Chemistry Scholastic Award was established by the family of the late Dr. and Ms. Everett. Dr. Everett was a former chemistry faculty member and chairman of the department. The scholarship is awarded to a chemistry major named by the department as the most promising junior. Criteria include scholarship and future potential as a student of chemistry.  Congratulations to our 2013 recipient -  Emily Nemitz!

The Dr. Keith and Susan Holmes Scholastic Award is awarded from an endowment established by Dr. Holmes and his wife, Susan.  Dr. Holmes received his BS degree from East Carolina University and has recently joined the department as a faculty member following a long and distinguished career in the pharmaceutical industry.  Criteria include academic merit (GPA of at least 3.00), extracurricular activities, and leadership potential.  Our very deserving 2013 recipient is Alex Simmons.


The Dr. Chia-yu Li Undergraduate Scholastic Award was established by friends, students, and colleagues of Dr. Li in recognition of his dedication, devotion, and service to the Department of Chemistry and the University as a faculty member since 1973 and in his role as departmental Chair for 17 years. The award recognizes a rising junior or senior chemistry major having a GPA of at least 3.5 and intending to pursue an advanced degree in a chemistry-related field or to pursue a chemistry-related career. Congratulations to Rachel Mehaffey for receiving this award in 2013!

The Gabriel R. Cipau Scholastic Award is funded through the Dr. Gabriel R. Cipau Chemistry Scholarship Fund established by the friends and family of Dr. Cipau, a 1974 Masters graduate of the Department of Chemistry and former president of Catalytica Pharmaceuticals.  The scholarship recognizes outstanding chemistry majors and/or sophomore intended majors.  Criteria include academic merit (GPA of at least 3.00) and future potential as a student of chemistry.  The 2013 recipients are John Leopard and Abigail Maiorana-Boutilier. Congratulations!

The David C. Lunney Scholastic Award is funded through the David C. Lunney Chemistry Scholarship Fund established by the friends and family of Dr. Lunney, a long-time faculty member of the Department of Chemistry in the area of physical chemistry.  The scholarship recognizes outstanding academic achievement by a chemistry major.  The 2013 recipients are Jessica Biller and Chad Day. Great job!


The Excellence in Undergraduate Instruction Award is presented to student(s) to recognize and thank those who have excelled in their dedication and performance as an Undergraduate Laboratory Assistant in the General Chemistry Laboratory.  The Selection of recipients is made by the faculty upon advisement from the Director of General Chemistry Laboratories.  The honoree(s) are chosen from among the talented pool of Laboratory Assistants that serve the Department of Chemistry by devoting a portion of their talent and time to the instruction of peers.  The 2012 recipients are Amanda Morgan, Kimberly Tillapaugh and Ber Xiong.  All excellent teachers!

 

The ECU Student Government Association Outstanding Senior Award is given to seniors in each of the departments and schools. The selection is made by the departmental faculty on the basis of scholarship, leadership, and extracurricular activities. The award is in the form of an engraved plaque.


The Merck Index Outstanding Senior Award recognizes graduating seniors in chemistry.  Criteria include demonstrated scholastic excellence and potential for a productive career in chemistry.  The award consists of The Merck Index, an encyclopedia of chemicals and drugs.  The 2012 recipients are Brianna Biscardi and Kimberly Tillapaugh. Congratulations! 

 
The Department of Chemistry recognizes senior chemistry majors nominated for the The Robert H. Wright Alumni Leadership Award, sponsored by the ECU Alumni Association.  The award is designed to be the most prestigious award presented to seniors during annual commencement exercises and recognizes academic achievement, service to the university and community, and leadership qualities. The department recognizes its nominees with a copy of the Merck Index. The Department of Chemistry is extremely pleased to announce that Brooke Leigh received this very prestigious award for 2012.

  

The Outstanding Undergraduate Award in Physical Chemistry is given by the Division of Physical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry to the outstanding student, or students, in the two semester Physical Chemistry course and laboratory sequence. The award is presented to the student, or students, who were the top academic performers in both lecture and laboratory. The award consists of a certificate of recognition and a monetary gift.  Richard Howell and John Williams are the 2012 recipients.


The Department of Chemistry honors the outstanding student or students in Analytical Chemistry with the ACS Undergraduate Analytical Chemistry Award. The selection is made by faculty members teaching the analytical course each year. The award is sponsored by the Division of Analytical Chemistry of the ACS and consists of an honorary membership in the Division of Analytical Chemistry of the ACS and an eight-month subscription to the journal, Analytical Chemistry.  Alyssa Joyner received this award in 2012. Congratulations!

The Department of Chemistry recognizes the outstanding student or students in the two semester Organic Chemistry sequence with the ACS Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Award. The selection is made by those faculty teaching the course(s). The award is jointly sponsored by the ACS and the Joint Polymer Education Committee and consists of a certificate of recognition.  Congratulations to Rachel Mehaffey, our 2012 recipient!

The Department of Chemistry recognizes the outstanding student(s) in the general chemistry sequence with the Merck Index General Chemistry Achievement Award.  The selection is made by those faculty teaching the courses and is based on the student performance in the courses. The award is sponsored by Merck and consists of a copy of the Merck Index.

The Dr. Donald F. Clemens Scholastic Award is funded through the Donald F. Clemens Chemistry Enrichment Fund honoring Dr. Clemens, a long-time faculty member of the Department of Chemistry in the area of inorganic chemistry.  This scholarship recognizes outstanding achievement by a chemistry major.  Congratulations to the 2013 recipient -  Taj Nasser!


The Franklin Kizer Scholastic Award is funded through the Franklin Kizer Endowment Fund established by a gift to the department from Mr. Kizer.  This scholarship recognizes outstanding achievement by a chemistry major.  The 2013 recipient - Ashley OwensGreat job!