On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry gathered for a picnic with our graduating seniors and presentation of our annual awards.
The following awards were presented:
Phi Lambda Upsilon
Phi Lambda Upsilon is a National Honor Society that recognizes those who achieve excellence in Chemistry. The Society has an At-large Membership program that extends recognition to undergraduate students at institutions, such as Nazareth College, where no active local chapter exists.
2014 Nominations: James Chambers, Mohammad Hubeishy, Briana Laubacker, and Sarah Wazenkewitz
Department of Education Outstanding Student Teacher
This award is sent to the Department of Chemistry/Biochemsitry from the School of Education to recognize an outstanding student teacher in their subject matter.
Awardee for Chemistry: Sarah Wazenkewitz
Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry
This is a new award sponsored by the American Chemical Society's Division of Organic Chemistry. It is to recognize senior students who display a significan aptitude for organic chemistry and to encourage further interest in the field.
2014 Awardee: James Chambers
Department of Chemistry Service Award
This award is presented to a senior (or in this case 2 seniors) chemistry major who has demonstrated service to the department.
2014 recipients: Kristin Nichols and Sarah Wazenkewitz
Sr. Therese M. Lang Biochemistry Award
Sr. Therese M. Lang was a member of the Nazareth College faculty for 25 years and was the chair of the Department of Chemistry for ten years. During her tenure the biochemistry major was established as a result of hre vision and diligence.
2014 recipient: Mohammad Hubeishy
American Chemical Society Outstanding Senior Award
This award is presented by the Rochester Section of the American Chemical Society to honor a graduating senior Chemistry major.
2014 recipient: Briana Laubacker (formal presentation was made at the regional ACS meeting)