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Second Annual CNMS Student Recognition Day

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2007 SRD

3:30 p.m. – Welcome by Dr. Geoffrey Summers, Dean

Welcome to the second annual Student Recognition Day ceremony of the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences. This is the day in the year when we celebrate the achievements and contributions of the brightest and best students in the College. This year for the first time at this event we are honoring both graduate and undergraduate students. This is also the time when we recognize the important roles played in our students’ success by their family and friends, and the dedicated faculty in the College, who taught and mentored them. Many of the undergraduates receiving awards today will be graduating later this month and going on to study at graduate or professional schools, or to rewarding jobs in the workplace. While we will miss them when they leave us, we are confident that they received a top rate education at UMBC and we look forward to their many successes in their future careers. We will be proud that they have become alumni of this special place called UMBC.

3:45 p.m. – Presentation of Student Awards

  • UMBC Alumni Association – Sandra M. Dzija, Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving
  • Department of Physics – Dr. L. Michael Hayden, Chair
  • Department of Mathematics and Statistics– Dr. Nagaraj Neerchal, Chair
  • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry – Dr. Ralph Pollack, Chair
  • Department of Biological Sciences – Dr. Lasse Lindahl, Chair

4:30 p.m. – Closing Remarks – Dr. Summers

The Ceremony was followed by a reception hosted by the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Awards

Tribute to Dr. Don Creighton and Award Sponsor Information

Sandra M. Dzija, Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving

Claire Wickman – Outstanding Undergraduate in Mathematics Alumni Award

Seong Jang – Outstanding Undergraduate in Statistics Alumni Award

Kamini Patel – Outstanding Undergraduate in Bioinformatics Alumni Award

Lindsey Morrell – Outstanding Undergraduate in Biological Sciences Alumni Award

Philip B. Graff – Outstanding Undergraduate in Physics Alumni Award

Mougnyan Cox – Outstanding Undergraduate in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Alumni Award

Chris Sims – Outstanding Undergraduate in Chemistry Alumni Award

The UMBC Alumni Association was founded in 1970 and has over 47,000 members. All graduates of the University automatically become members of the Alumni Association. These Alumni Association’s Outstanding Student Awards were made possible by contributions to the UMBC Annual Fund. For more information, please visit: http://retrievernet.umbc.edu/

Department of Physics, Dr. L. Michael Hayden, Chair

Lidiya A. Mishchenko – Outstanding Graduating Senior

Alanna Ni – Outstanding Graduating Senior

Craig R. Copeland – Outstanding Graduating Senior

Timothy P. Simon – Outstanding Graduating Senior

Kushal T. Mehta – Langenberg Undergraduate Research Award

Steven L. Buczkowski – 2007 Joseph F. Mulligan Award (Graduate)

Michael B. Herrara – 2007 Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year in Physics

Jason P. Simon – 2006 Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year in Physics

Sanjit Karmaker – 2006 Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year in Physics

R. Christopher Wilson – 2006 Joseph F. Mulligan Award (Graduate)

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Dr. Nagaraj Neerchal, Chair

Eric Hamilton – Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Assistant 2006 and Outstanding Graduating Senior

Michael Atamas – Outstanding Graduating Senior

Dalibor Zeleny – Outstanding Graduating Senior

Herodatos Herodotou – Outstanding Graduating Senior

Beverly Kremann – Outstanding Graduating Senior

Kevin (Mark) Bye – Outstanding Graduating Senior

Justin Jacobs – Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

Elizabeth Stanwyck – Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor – 2006

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Dr. Ralph Pollack, Chair

CHEMISTRY

Caryn Bell – HYPERCUBE Scholar Award and Lise Satterfield Scholarship Award Finalist

Linda Thompson – Mittino Award for Chemistry Service and American Chemical Society (ACS), MD Chapter: Outstanding Senior in Chemistry

Mougnyan Cox – Lise Satterfield Scholarship Award

Allison Robinson – Top Senior Chemistry Major (Sponsored by the Department and the American Institute of Chemists Foundation)

Margaret Dabek – Vitullo Award for Undergraduate Research

Kevin Turner – Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award – 2006

Nicole Whitten – American Chemical Society Analytical Chemistry Award: Top student in Analytical Chemistry

BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
(This major is jointly administered by the Departments of Biological Sciences & Chemistry and Biochemistry.)

Stephanie M. Núñez – Student Recognition Award for Biochemistry and The William C. and Gregory O. Faith Scholarship.
Ms. Núñez was the Valedictorian for the Spring 2007 Commencement and spoke at the May 24, 2007 Undergraduate Ceremony at the 1st Mariner Arena.

Amir A. Sherkat – Top Senior Biochemistry Major (Sponsored by the Department and the American Institute of Chemists Foundation)

Khadijatou Njimoluh – UNCF-Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Award – Biochemistry

Candace Mainor – Don Creighton Memorial Scholarship

Department of Biological Sciences, Dr. Lasse Lindahl, Chair

Uzoma Iheagwara – Faculty Award for Excellence in Biological Sciences

Michael Aaron – Outstanding Graduating Senior in Biological Sciences

LaToia Bryant – Outstanding  Graduating Senior in Biological Sciences

Samantha Devine – Outstanding Graduating Senior in Biological Sciences
 
Chinyere Nwaneri – Outstanding  Graduating Senior in Biological
Sciences

Jennifer Wylie – Outstanding  Graduating Senior in Biological
Sciences

Kamini Patel – Outstanding  Graduating Senior in Bioinformatics
 
Uzoamaka Ugochukwu – Outstanding  Graduating Senior in
Bioinformatics

Syed Faridi – Departmental Service Award

Adjoa Smalls-Mantey – Top Senior Biochemistry Major
(Sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences)

Jenelle Dowling  – Robert W. Dietrich Scholarship

Yohance Allette – John H., Sr. and Althea Griner Scholarship Fund

William Gretes– Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

Laurie Host– Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

Mary Kaminski– Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

Joseph R. Blasic, Jr. – The Wyeth Fellowship  at  UMBC

Elizabeth Silberholtz – Roger Michael Davis Endowed Scholarship
 
Seema Bateson – Thomas V. Marsho & Martin Schwartz Memorial Fund Award and Outstanding Graduating Senior in Biological Sciences

Shayla Shorter – UNCF-Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Award – Biology

Joshua Rosenbloom – Faculty Award for Excellence in Biological Sciences

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