Departmental Awards

Departmental Awards

Contact

Creighton University
Department of Chemistry
Phone: 402.280.2813
Fax: 402.280.5737

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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.

Student Awards

Each year, the Department of Chemistry recognizes excellence in academics, dedication in research, and commitment to service with the following student awards:

American Institute of Chemists Award

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)

 

 

Department of Chemistry
Distinguished Research Award

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

 

 

Department of Chemistry
Distinguished Academic Achievement Award

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

 

 

Department of Chemistry
Distinguished Service Award

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

 

 

Faculty Awards

Dean's Award for Professional Excellence in Scholarship

2005

Martin Hulce, PhD

2009

Juliane Soukup, PhD

Dean's Award for Professional Excellence in Tenure-Track Teaching

1987

Frances Klein, PhD

1998

Bruce Mattson, PhD

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Advising

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

Distinguished Faculty Service Award

2007

Gary Michels, PhD

The Center for Student Success and Retention "IGGY" Award for Freshman Mentors

2014

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

2011

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

Alpha Sigma Nu

2013

Juliane Soukup, PhD

2007

David Dobberpuhl, PhD

2002

Mark Kearley, PhD

1992

Francis Klein, PhD

 

 

Baumann Scholarship

Betty A. and Donald J. Baumann Family Scholarship

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 an application form and returning it to Dr. Bruce Mattson prior to the deadline of October 31 of each year.

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.

Application Form & Award Information

2020 - 2021 Baumann Scholars

Download the 2020 - 2021 Baumann Scholar Flyer for more details

Scholar

Research Director

Proposal

Post-Graduation Plan

Eric Marsh

Dr. Joel Destino

proposal

Medical School

Alexa Schmitz

Dr. Lynne Dieckman

proposal

University of Wisconsin-Madison - PhD Cancer Biology program

Johnny Zigmond

Dr. James Fletcher

proposal

Washington University-St. Louis - PhD in Organic Chemistry

Baumann Scholars Through the Years

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