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Achievement Spotlights

The Department of Chemistry at Creighton University spotlights the extraordinary achievements of faculty, staff, and students who contribute to the greater good. This department if full of outstanding individuals whose contributions to the ideals of a Jesuit, Catholic education, scholarship, and research is something to be recognized.

We celebrate their stories and recognize their contributions to chemistry, the University, and their communities.

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Student Awards

Academic YearRecipients

2010 – 2011

Patrick Kent
Michael Davidson (Biochemistry)

2011 – 2012

Andrew Urick
Katie Del Vecchio (Biochemistry)

2012 – 2013

Grayson Jackson
Zachariah Holmes (Biochemistry)

2013 – 2014

Joseph Christensen
Lyandysha Zholudeva (Biochemistry)

2014 – 2015

Leah Schaffer
Katherine Bauer (Biochemistry)

2015 - 2016

Jake Jagannathan
Daniel Poston (Biochemistry)

2016 - 2017

Evan Dalton
Matthieu Spriet (Biochemistry)

2017 - 2018

Rebecca Zawistowski
Heidi Klum (Biochemistry)

2018 - 2019

Colin Reedy
Zach Frevert (Biochemistry)

2021 - 2022

Rebecca Powers
Tyler Woodward (Biochemistry)

Academic YearRecipients

2010 - 2011

Sumit Kar
Michael Davidson

2011 - 2012

Theresa Greving
Andrew Urick

2012 - 2013

Brent Bruck
Hideaki Mekada
John Otto

2013 - 2014

Joseph Christensen
Alexander Stock

2014 - 2015

Kaitlyn Fischer
Renner Fujiwara

2015 - 2016

Shelby Lennon
Andrew Caffrey
Maxwell Dillenberg

2016 - 2017

Nicholas Bartschat
Grant MacKinnon

2017 - 2018

Amanda Bohannon
Benjamin Ryan
Samantha Stoupa

2018 - 2019

Nicholas Kreofsky
Alexander Lang
Julie Nguyen
Theodore Katz
Connor Lejcher
Robyn Scott
Hunter VanDolah

2021 - 2022

Kyle McGuire
Alexandra Van Cleave (Biochemistry)

Academic YearRecipients

2010 - 2011

Matthew Folchert
Michael Davidson

2011 - 2012

Michelle Clevenger
Erin Johnson

2012 - 2013

Grayson Jackson
Rance Fujiwara

2013 - 2014

Emily Bolton
Lauren Hintz

2014 - 2015

Michael Grzelak
Jennifer Hartjes

2015 - 2016

Brendan Cokingtin
Audrey Netzel
Daniel Posto

2016 - 2017

Matthew Hanson
Grant MacKinnon
Emma Schaffer

2017 - 2018

Rebecca Zawistowski

2018 - 2019

Christian Hannah
Theodore Katz
Nicholas Kreofsky
Colin Reedy
Robyn Scott
Anna Ziola

2021- 2022

Meredith Benson
Bryanna Bravo
Alexandra Van Cleave
Nathan Yoshida

Academic YearRecipients

2010 - 2011

Briana Hammiller

2011 - 2012

Katie Del Vecchio
Kyle Kawahara

2012 - 2013

Shweta Goswami
Lauren Turco

2013 - 2014

Damian Daszynski
Jeannie Ngo

2014 - 2015

Mason McCain

2015 - 2016

Katherine Jones
Tyler Ushino
Ashley Guanzon

2016 - 2017

Daniel Lynch
Nicholas Mason
Monika Satkauskas

2017 - 2018

Amanda Bohannon
Leah Pfeifer
Samantha Stoupa
Brice Tsao

2018 - 2019

Julie Nguyen
Colin Reedy
Alexandra Vahle

2021 - 2022

Mia Morrissey
Nethra Viswaroopan
Laura Cogua

Senior Awards Chemistry 2020

Name of Recipient (Seniors only)

Award Title

Jacquelyn Wright

American Institute of Chemists Award in Biochemistry

Kaleo Ogura

American Institute of Chemists Award in Chemistry

Other Senior Awards Chemistry 2020

Name of Recipient (Seniors only)

Award Title

Noah Brady

Distinguished Academic Achievement Award

Nic Heckenlaible

Distinguished Academic Achievement Award

Spencer Thompson

Distinguished Academic Achievement Award

Sid Venkatraman

Distinguished Academic Achievement Award

Molly Carrig

Distinguished Research Award in Biochemistry

Spencer Thompson

Distinguished Research Award in Biochemistry

Sid Venkatraman

Distinguished Research Award in Biochemistry

Clare Weber

Distinguished Research Award in Biochemistry

Nic Heckenlaible

Distinguished Research Award in Chemistry

Christ LeWarne

Distinguished Research Award in Chemistry

Kaleo Ogura

Distinguished Service Award

Clare Weber

Distinguished Service Award

Jacquelyn Wright

Distinguished Service Award

Joey D’Alesio

American Chemical Society Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry

Jacquelyn Wright

Betty and Donald Baumann Family Scholarship for Undergraduate Research

Allyson Greco

Betty and Donald Baumann Family Scholarship for Undergraduate Research

Molly Carrig

Betty and Donald Baumann Family Scholarship for Undergraduate Research

Spencer Thompson

Betty and Donald Baumann Family Scholarship for Undergraduate Research

Senior Awards Chemistry 2018-2019
Name of Recipient (Seniors only)

Award Title

Zachary Frevert

American Institute of Chemists Award in Biochemistry

Colin Reedy

American Institute of Chemists Award in Chemistry

Other Senior Awards Chemistry 2018-2019

Name of Recipient (Seniors only)

Award Title

Christian Hannah

Distinguished Academic Achievement Award

Theodore Katz

Distinguished Academic Achievement Award

Nicholas Kreofsky

Distinguished Academic Achievement Award

Colin Reedy

Distinguished Academic Achievement Award

Robyn Scott

Distinguished Academic Achievement Award

Anna Ziola

Distinguished Academic Achievement Award

Connor Lejcher

Distinguished Research Award in Biochemistry

Theodore Katz

Distinguished Research Award in Biochemistry

Hunter VanDolah

Distinguished Research Award in Biochemistry

Robyn Scott

Distinguished Research Award in Biochemistry

Julie Nguyen

Distinguished Research Award in Chemistry

Alex Lang

Distinguished Research Award in Chemistry

Nicholas Kreofsky

Distinguished Research Award in Chemistry

Julie Nguyen

Distinguished Service Award

Alexandra Vahle

Distinguished Service Award

Colin Reedy

Distinguished Service Award

Kaleo Ogura

American Chemical Society Undergraduate Award in Physical Chemistry

 

Anna Ziola

American Chemical Society Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry

Nick Kreofsky

American Chemical Society

Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry

Colin Reedy

American Chemical Society

Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry

Zach Frevert

Betty and Donald Baumann Family Scholarship for Undergraduate Research

Alex Lang

Betty and Donald Baumann Family Scholarship for Undergraduate Research

Robyn Scott

Betty and Donald Baumann Family Scholarship for Undergraduate Research

Academic YearRecipients

2021 - 2022

Grayson Huldin
Bryanna Bravo

Faculty/Staff Awards

YearRecipients

2009

Juliane Soukup, PhD

2005

Martin Hulce, PhD

YearRecipients

2022

Bruce Mattson, PhD

2021

Lynne Dieckman

2018

Juliane Soukup, PhD

YearRecipients

2022

Peter Stone, MS
Juliane Soukup, PhD

YearRecipients

2022

Erin Gross, PhD

1998

Bruce Mattson, PhD

1987

Frances Klein, PhD

YearRecipients

2020

Jess Gunn, PhD
Peter Stone, MS

2014

Jess Gunn, PhD

2013

Juliane Soukup, PhD

2010

HollyAnn Harris, PhD

2007

Pioneer Preceptors in the Ratio Studiorum Program:
David Dobberpul, PhD
James Fletcher, PhD
Erin Gross, PhD
Stephen Gross, PhD
Frances Klein, PhD
Bruce Mattson, PhD
Juliane Soukup, PhD

2004

David Dobberpuhl, PhD

YearRecipients

2017

Julie Soukup, PhD

YearRecipients

2019

Bruce Mattson, PhD

2013

Martin Hulce, PhD

2012

Julie Soukup, PhD

YearRecipients

2022

HollyAnn Harris, PhD

2019

Juliane Soukup, PhD

YearRecipients

2020

Mike Miller, PhD

2015

Peter Stone, MS

2008

Gary Michels, PhD

1995

Martin Hulce, PhD

1971

Frances Klein, PhD

YearRecipient

2007

Gary Michels, PhD

YearRecipients

2016

HollyAnn Harris, PhD

YearRecipients

2020

Joel Destino, PhD
David Dobberpuhl, PhD
Nicole Kaufman, PhD
Robert Snipp, PhD
Peter Stone, MS
Eric Villa, PhD

2014

Michael Anderson, PhD
Mark Freitag, PhD
Bruce Mattson, PhD
Bradley Parsons, PhD
Peter Stone, MS
Eric Villa, PhD

2012Peter Stone, MS

2011

David Dobberpuhl, PhD
Erin Gross, PhD
Peter Stone, MS

YearRecipients

2013

Juliane Soukup, PhD

2007

David Dobberpuhl, PhD

2002

Mark Kearley, PhD

1992

Francis Klein, PhD

Baumann Scholarship

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Donald J. Baumann

This scholarship is awarded to up to three chemistry majors per year for the purpose of conducting research at Creighton University. Donald Baumann taught chemistry at Creighton from 1943 to 1946 and 1951 to 1980, retiring with the rank of Professor Emeritus. His wife, Betty, was Treasurer-Manager of the Creighton Federal Credit Union from 1967 until 1980. The Baumann family established this fund in 1986 to promote undergraduate research in chemistry at Creighton University. The fund provides for three $1,000 scholarships each year. The intent of the scholarship is to support research projects by chemistry majors under the mentorship of a faculty member. Ideas originated by the undergraduate applicants and with faculty mentorship are also welcome. This research would be done under the guidance of a chemistry professor. Applicants who wish to participate in an ongoing research program of a chemistry professor may also apply.

Students eligible to register for Directed Independent Research (CHM 497) may apply for the scholarship by completing the application form and returning it to Dr. Adrian Draney prior to the October 31 deadline.

The Baumann Family Scholarship was originally a $500 scholarship. As the fund grew, the award was increased to $1,000 in 1990. Starting in 2012, the fund was able to offer three $1,000 scholarships annually.

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Baumann Scholars

Download the 2020 - 2021 Baumann Scholar Flyer for more details

Scholar

Research Director

Proposal

Post-Graduation Plan

Kyle McGuire

Dr. James Fletcher

proposal

Graduate School-PhD in Organic Chemistry

Ben Schauer

Dr. Joel F. Destino

proposal

I plan on taking a gap year to work as a research assistant, hopefully at a national lab. During this period, I will be applying to graduate schools; I intend to pursue a PhD. I am interested in synthetic organic chemistry for drug discovery research and in material discovery research for aerospace applications or environmental applications.

Tyler Woodward

Dr. Benjamin Brandsen

proposal

Graduate School to pursue a Ph.D. in biochemistry beginning Fall 2022

Academic YearRecipients
2020 - 2021Eric Marsh
Alexa Schmitz
Johnny Zigmond
2019 - 2020Molly Carrig
Allyson Greco
Spencer Thompson
Jacquelyn Wright
2018 - 2019Robyn Scott
Zach Frevert
Alex Lang
2017 - 2018Heidi Klem
Rebecca Zawistowski
Brianna Callahan
Grace Kuhl
2016 - 2017Jake Greenwood
Nick Mason
Monica Satkauskas
2015 - 2016Jake Ravi Jagannathan
Maxwell Dillingburg
Andrew Caffrey
2014 - 2015Leah Schaffer
Daniel Poston
Kaitlyn Fischer
2013 - 2014Anne Mirich
Joe Christensen
Lana Zholudeva
2012 - 2013Grayson Jackson
John Otto
Lana Zholudeva
2011 - 2012Michelle Clevenger
Audrey Gallagher
2010 - 2011Michael Davidson
Patrick Kent
2009 - 2010Sarah Roszhart
Benjamin Johnson
2008 - 2009Sarah Fredrick
Chad Lomas
2007 - 2008Matthew Burkhead
Jordan Moates
Jodi Yanagida
2006 - 2007Elizabeth Sterner
Beth Muszynski
2005 - 2006Marcel Fallet
David Moody
2004 - 2005Tom McCarthy
Trenton Pruden
2003 - 2004James Hougas III
Michael Wentzel
2002 - 2003Josh Waetzig
Trish Hoette
2001 - 2002Jaclyn Greimann
Kevin Spicka
2000 - 2001Sonya Tran
Steven Zahn
1999 - 2000Kristin Herrmann
Aaron Michels
1998 - 1999Rebecca-Rose Catahan
Jill Daley
1997 - 1998Arti Patel
1996 - 1997Michael McCarthy
1995 - 1996Joseph Meinholz
1994 - 1995Thomas R. Caferro
1993 - 1994Wendy Naughton
1992 - 1993Mark Hermann
1991 - 1992Jeff W. Smith
1990 - 1991Mark Puccioni
1989 - 1990No award made this year
1988 - 1989Kevin Chang
1987 - 1988Elizabeth  Osburn

 

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