This page is compiled to recognize College of Science students, faculty, adjunct faculty, emeritus faculty, staff and alumni for various awards and honors throughout the year. Recognition for academic achievements and noteworthy accomplishments are celebrated here. 

Hannah Wangler - 2017 Procopian Award recipient 
Hannah Wangler - Procopian Award 2017

   
David Rubush Virtual Race Winner 2016
Dr. David Rubushh polished off Racery’s 113-mile virtual race touring Wales in just five days. Read about his win here.

 

SCARCE Focus on Energy Film Festival - Dr. Ware and her students
Pictured:  Rena Ranallo, Dr. Sara Ware, Anush Ahmed, Darshit Parikh & Athar Qureshi.
Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Ware and all of the students who participated in the SCARCE Focus on Energy Film Festival on Sunday, April 23.  This was the culmination of a grant from the Illinois Science and Energy Innovation Foundation.  High school and college students entered short videos about the smart grid and energy efficiency to reach those who speak in languages other than English.  Four teams from Benedictine entered videos and one video, "Los Lideres de Manana" was voted the Peoples Choice.  Students Rena Ranillo, Velentino Ranallo, Joel Sandoval, Morgan Schumacher, Madison Schumacher were each awarded $1000 for their efforts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbSUlFz-BvU

 

Cecilia Do, Donald B. Taylor Award recipient
Congratulations to Cecilia Do, the recipient of the 2017 Donald B. Taylor Leadership Award.  Cecelia received her award at the Tri-Beta reception held on April 30.

JSNM Homecoming Float 2016
The JSNM Student Advisory Board's Winning Homecoming 2016 Parade Float!

Stefano Chiaradonna and Marko Saric
Math students Stefano Chiaradonna (Dr. Tim Comar) and Marko Saric (Dr. Manu Kaur) received awards for outstanding research at the Illinois Section of Mathematical Association of America conference on April 1, 2017. Congratulations!

Hafsa Sirajuddin
A big congratulations goes out to Hafsa Sirajuddin who was a big winner at the 2017 APS Experimental Biology Conference held on April 22-26.  Hafsa received the 2017 Barbara A Horwitz/John M Horowitz Outstanding Undergraduate Abstract Award, the David Bruce Outstanding Research Award, and the 2016 Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship (UGSRF)! As an abstract awardee, she will receive $100 and a 2-year complimentary membership with the American Physiological Society. Hafsa's faculty mentor is Dr. Jayashree Sarathy.
 
Museum Poetry winners 2016
Congratulations to the poetry winners who were present at the 4th Annual Poetry Night at the Museum: Community Winners: Gwenyth Ware, Diana Smith, and Catherine M.J. Evans; Faculty/Staff winners: Dr. Sara Ware, Alicia Cordoba Tait, and Laura Arredondo. Student Winners: Amanda Charicki, Andleeb Ikhtiar, Furkhan Ali, Nishat Ali, Rafay Siddiqui, Daniel Cotton, and Maryam Moeed.
All of the winning poetry will be on display in the museum until January. Stop in and read these amazing poems!

A big congratulations goes out to Muhaned Salem! He received the Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences Respiratory Care Program Award for "Clinical Excellence in Respiratory Care" from Rush University's College of Health Sciences. This award is given to the student demonstrating the highest level of clinical excellence. Great Job Muhaned!

 

Tanushree Nair EB 2017
Tanushree Nair won the Epithelial Transport Group Travel Award ($200) and Award for Meritorious Research from the Epithelial Transport Group at the 2017 APS Experimental Biology Conference held on April 22-26.  Her faculty mentor is Dr. Jayashree Sarathy.

 

M. Sami Tashwali, John Mickus Award recipient
Congratulations to M. Sami Tashwali and Anna Scheidel (not pictured), who were the recipients of the John Mickus Award. This award is given to graduating seniors majoring in the Biological Sciences who have demonstrated innovative inquiry through work in or out of the classroom.

2017 Senior Awards


2017 Procopian Award - Hannah Wangler
2017 Procopian Award: Hannah Wangler
The highest honor that can be bestowed on a student is the Procopian Award. This award is given for consistently outstanding curricular and extra-curricular activities while at Benedictine University. The award signifies that scholarship, leadership, and service are exemplified by the student.

 

Tanushree Nair - College of Science Award 2017
Awards in Academic Honors
College of Science: Tanushree Nair
The awards in academic honors are conferred on students from across the University who have distinguished themselves by positive achievements in the realm of their major field of study. It is recommended that candidates for these honors should have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5. Students should have completed research or a scientific procedure of some consequence, conducted an experiment or investigation of positive value to their field of study, published in the field or won an election on the basis of competence in their field.
Veronica Adamiak-Duncan - Benedictine Service Award
Benedictine Service Award:
Veronica Adamiak-Duncan
Awarded to a student for outstanding service to the University in general and to fellow students in particular. The student must have worked effectively with others and commanded the respect of the University community.

Lincoln Laureate Award - Brandon Nguyen
Student Laureate Award by The Lincoln Academy of Illinois
This award is presented to the students from each of the four-year degree-granting institutions of higher learning in Illinois.  The ceremony is held at the Hall of Representatives in the Old Illinois State Capitol.

 

Faculty/Staff Awards

Jayashree Sarathy
Distinguished Faculty Award for Research
Dr. Jayashree Sarathy
2017 Distinguished Faculty Award for Research

Promotion to Professor:
Dr. Andrew Wig
Promotion to Assoc. Professor:
Dr. Jayashree Sarathy
Advancement within Rank:
Dr. Tom Wangler & Dr. Allison Wilson

5 Years of Service:
Pedro Del Corral, Robert McCarthy, Lawrence Pollack, Karly Tumminello
10 Years of Service:
Robin Rylaarsdam, Regina Schurman
20 Years of Service:
Allison Wilson
30 Years of Service:
Daniel Nohl, Alice Sima
Dr. Robert McCarthy
Scholl Endowed Professorship in the Health Sciences 2017
Dr. Robert McCarthy
2017 Scholl Endowed Professorship in the Health Sciences

Alice Sima, 30 years of service
Alice Sima
30 Years of Service

 

2017 Alumni Award Recipients

2017 Alumni Visionaries and Rising Stars
Visionary
Mahnaz Shahidi, Ph.D. (C81 Physics and Mathematics)

Rising Stars
Joseph S. Brunzelle, Ph.D. (C94 Biochemistry)
Jason A. Ferguson (C00 Health Science)
Brian R. Poustinchian, D.O. (C06 Biology)

Monica Kunkel - Natural Science Summer Research Outstanding Presentation Award
Congratulations to Monica Kunkel, summer research student of Dr. Rob McCarthy, who received a "Natural Science Summer Research Outstanding Presentation Award" at the final luncheon on Aug. 5, 2015.
Dana Cairns Lincoln Laureate Award 2015
Dana Cairns (BMB '16) was among 54 of the state's outstanding college students honored by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois in ceremonies at the state capital earlier this month. The Lincoln Academy's Student Laureate Awards are presented for excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities to seniors from each of the state's four-year, degree-granting colleges and universities, and one student from among all the community colleges in Illinois.

 

Tim Marin - Someone You Should Know!
Dr. Tim Marin (Professor, Chemistry) is listed as "Someone You Should Know" in the Chicago Section American Chemical Society online news! (April 2016)

 

Anne Pendergast 2016 Mickus Award Winner
Congratulations to Ann Pendergast - The 2016 Mickus Award winner! (pictured with her faculty mentor, Dr. Robert McCarthy)

 

Outstanding Student Club of the Year: ISA 2016
Outstanding Student Club/Organization of the Year: Indian Student Assocation (ISA)
The 2015-16 Board Members are:
Advisor: Dr. Manu Kaur (Professor, Mathematics); President: Shivani Patel; Vice President: Ajay Pius; Secretary: Samah Raheem; Treasurer: Shyam Vyas; Event Coordinators: Andrew Koshy and Aleyha Majeed; Public Relations (PRs): Sajan Philip, Kavita Grover, and Farheen Moinuddin

 

Sally Jo Detloff - Taylor Award 2016
The Donald Taylor Award 2016 recipient:
Sally Jo Detloff
Sally Jo Detloff - ASPET Undergraduate Research Presentation Award 2015
Congratulations to Sally Jo Detloff for getting the ASPET Undergraduate Research Presentation Award at the 28th Annual Great Lakes Chapter of ASPET on June 26, 2015. She attended the conference with her faculty mentor, Dr. Jayashree Sarathy.

 

Sally Jo Detloff 2016 

Great news from the American Physiological Society! Sally Jo Detloff, a senior Health Science major, has been awarded a Meritorious Research Travel Award from the Epithelial Transport Group of the American Physiological Society. This travel award, which Sally Jo will use to attend Experimental Biology 2016, recognizes outstanding scientific contributions by a trainee (anyone who is not a primary investigator – postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduates all compete in the same pool.) presenting at the Experimental Biology 2016 meeting.

 
AMSA's Superhero Sprint, April 17, 2016

David Rubush AMSA Superhero Spring 2016 winner
Dr. David Rubush (Asst. Profesor, Chemistry), the winner of the Men's divisions.
Allison Wilson and Kali Wilson AMSA Superhero Sprint winners 2016
Dr. Allison Wilson (Professor, Biology), winner of the women's division and her daughter, Kali, winner of the kid's division!

 

Karyl Tumminello - Collections Care Specialty Track Certificate 2016
Congratulations to Karly Tumminello (Museum Curator) for completing her Collections Care Specialty Track Certificate last week!

 


Congratulations to Hafsa Sirajuddin who is one of the American Physiological Society (APS) 2016 Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship (UGSRF) winners! Fellowship recipients spend the summer in the laboratory of an established scientist and APS member.
Dr. Philip Novack-Gottshall
In two published articles in the May 2016 issue of Paleobiology, Dr. Phil Novack-Gottshall (Biological Sciences) proposes new methods for verifying the habits of ancient life. While on sabbatical last fall, he created an open-source software package called ecospace.
Alexis Ocampo 2015
Congratulations to Alexis Ocampo, MSCEP, who competed in the 1st UWK World Championships in Karate for the US Team in Koper, Slovenia. She took 3rd place overall, while the team took home more than 20 medals and placed 6th in the world. Great Job Alexis!
Ocampo 2015

 


Posted February 2016 - Congratulations to the Society of Physics Students Club (SPS) which received a Distinguished Chapter Award for 2014-2015. Great job to the students and Dr. Darya Aleinikava their faculty sponsor!


Rylaarsdam - Heinz award 3-16
On March 4th the University recognized 10 faculty and staff who exhibit commitment to the value of academic excellence and who serve as role models for all staff and faculty members at the Founders' Day Celebration on March 4th. Congratulations to Dr. Robin Rylaarsdam (professor, Biological Sciences) and Dr. Cheryl Heinz (assoc. professor, Biology and director, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence) on your well-deserved award!

 

Museum Student Awards 2016
2016 Museum Student of the Year award, Taliha Nadeem and Oscar Noguez! 
These two graduating seniors have both dedicated years of their time & effort to the museum during their academic careers at Benedictine University. We thank them for their exceptional service and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors!

 

Dr. Jayashree Sarathy - Advisor of the Year 2016
Advisor of the Year 2016 : Dr. Jayashree Sarathy (Biological Sciences) 
One of the "Big 4" awards given at the Student Leadership Banquet.

Museum Student of the Year Award Winners:
  • Taliha Nadeem
  • Oscar Nogues
  • Amanda Charicki

2016 Senior Awards

Dana Cairns- Procopian Award Winner 2016
Procopian Award: Dana Cairns
The highest honor that can be bestowed on a student is the Procopian Award. This award is given for consistently outstanding curricular and extra-curricular activities while at Benedictine University. The award signifies that scholarship, leadership, and service are exemplified by the student.

 

Sally Jo Detloff - College of Science Award 2016
Awards in Academic Honors - College of Science: Sally Jo Detloff 
The awards in academic honors are conferred on students from across the University who have distinguished themselves by positive achievements in the realm of their major field of study. It is recommended that candidates for these honors should have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5. Students should have completed research or a scientific procedure of some consequence, conducted an experiment or investigation of positive value to their field of study, published in the field or won an election on the basis of competence in their field.
Anne Pendergast - Community Service Award 2016
Community Service Award: Anne Pendergast
Awarded to a student for outstanding community service; for example, religious, educational, social or political activities. The student must have worked effectively with others and commanded the respect of the organization or activity with which they worked.
Jermeen El-Zabet - Benedictine University Service Award 2016
Benedictine Service Award: Jermeen El-Zabet
Awarded to a student for outstanding service to the University in general and to fellow students in particular. The student must have worked effectively with others and commanded the respect of the University community. 

College of Science Dean's Awards
May 2016

Teaching Excellence by an Adjunct Faculty Member:
  • Daniel Olson (Biological Sciences)
Dean's Award for Innovation:
  • Tim Marin (Chemistry) and Monica Tischler (Biological Sciences)
Dean's Award for Service:
  • Laura Hall (Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum)
Dean's Award for Leadership:
  • Lee Ann Smith (Biological Sciences)
Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence by a Fulltime Faculty Member:
  • Kari Stone (Chemistry)
Dean's Award for Research:
  • Philip Novack-Gottshall (Biological Sciences)

2016 Alumni Awards Recipients

2016 Alumni Award Recipients
Visionary
Richard R. Vondrak, Ph.D. (1961-63, Physics)

Rising Stars
MaryAnhthu T. Do, D.O. (C94, Biology)
James J. Fedinec, M.D. (C92, Biology)
Erik L. Johnson, M.D. (C91, Biochemistry)
   

College of Science Dean's Awards
May 15, 2015

2015 COS Dean's Awards

Front: Jayashree Sarathy, Paula Tomczak, Viola Vajdova
Back: Philip Novack-Gottshall, Karly Tumminello, Larry Pollack, Dan Nohl, Preston Aldrich

Teaching Excellence by an Adjunct Faculty Member:

  • Paula Tomczak 

  • Viola Vajdova 
Teaching Excellence by a Term Faculty Member:
  • Larry Pollack 
Dean's Award for Innovation:
  • Karly Tumminello — For her work in the Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum.
Dean's Award for Service:
  • Dan Nohl 
Dean's Award for Leadership:
  • Preston Aldrich — For his leadership as chair for Biology.
Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence by a Fulltime Faculty Member:
  • Philip Novack-Gottshall 
Dean's Award for Research:
  • Jayashree Sarathy 

Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum Awards

Students of the Year: Tyler Polanski and Faiza Mustaq
Awarded to a museum student worker who has distinguished themselves through their dedication to the museum. This student has demonstrated a record of contributions and innovations which further the museum’s mission by facilitating life science education, encouraging greater awareness of environmental stewardship, and encouraging scientific inquiry using museum specimens.

Museum Volunteer of the Year:
Awarded to a volunteer from the community who has dedicated an outstanding amount of time and effort to the Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum. This volunteer has demonstrated excellence in furthering the museum’s mission by facilitating life science education through the museum’s education and outreach programs.


Michael WongMichael Wong (Biology C15), kept busy when he wasn't studying for classes. He was awarded the 2015 Rob Grierson Friend of Scholastic Bowl Award.









Senior Awards for 2015
Julie Carroll, Procopian Award 2015Julie Carroll (BMB) is the recipient of the 2015 Procopian Award, the highest honor that Benedictine University can bestow upon a graduating senior. The Procopian Award is given for consistently outstanding curricular and extracurricular activities while at Benedictine University. The award signifies that scholarship (a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average) and service are exemplified by the student. The selection is made by the University Honors Committee from a pool nominated by faculty. Congratulations Julie!

 Kiran Munir, College of Science Award 2015

 Sree Bodepudi, Thomas J. Dyba Award

 Sydney Van Alstyne, Lincoln Laureate Award 2015
Kiran Munir (BMB C15) was awarded the 2015 College of Science Award which is conferred upon students who have distinguished themselves by positive achievement in their field of study. These students have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better and have either completed research of consequence or have been published in their field.Sree Bodepudi (Biology C15) was awarded the 2015 Thomas J. Dyba Leadership Award which is awarded to a student for outstanding ability to initiate and organize worthwhile activities, to encourage and direct the cooperative efforts of others, and to command respect as a campus leader. This award requires a minimum 3.5 grade point average. Sydney Van Alstyne (Health Science C15) was awarded the 2015 Lincoln Laureate Award - The Student Laureate Award recognizes excellence in both academics and extracurricular activities. Each of the state's four-year, degree-granting universities selects one student to receive the award. More than 50 institutions participate in the program.


Student Leadership Awards
April 15, 2015

Student Leadership Awards 2015    Sree Bodepudi

 

Andriana Saric (HLSC)-NSA Above and Beyond Award
Zach Oesterreich (CHEM)-Campus Ministry Student Leader
Nicholas Battaglia (BIOL)-Senator of the Year
Shantell Hernandez (BIOL)-Student Leader of the Year
Sree Bodepudi (BIOL)-Student Life Achievement Award 



Nabihah Khan 2015 David S. Bruce Nabihah Khan, among the top 14 American Physiological Society Undergraduate Research Awardees. She was awarded the 2015 David S. Bruce "Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award" and the "Outstanding Undergraduate Abstract Award." Congratulations to Nabihah and to her faculty mentor, Dr. Jayashree Sarathy!










Tim Marin, Value of Stewardship Award -  Founder's Day 3-6-15Benedictine University's Founders' Day Celebration
March 6, 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Tim Marin on being awarded the Founders' Day Award for Value of Stewardship!





Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum Poetry Contest Winners
November 6, 2014
John Tischler, Nicole Gluczynski, Uroosa Fantani, Sarah Ware, Santi Beltran, 
Gwenyth Ware, Kelly Halblander, and Diana Smith 

       Who's Who among Alumni in the College of Science Awards 2015:
Who's Who 2015

Visionaries
Maryellen Lissak Giger, Ph.D., C78 Mathematics
Rising Stars
Maggie (Bruzik) Augustyn, D.D.S., C99 Molecular Biology
Joshua Blomgren, D.O., C01 Biochemistry
Jessica Gedraitis, M.D. C02 Biology
Geoffrey Goodfellow, O.D. C97 Biochemistry
Maryellen (Thomas) Nicholas, Ph.D., C96 Biochemistry
James Sostak, M.D., C01 Health Science
   

       

Alumni Homecoming Awards for Service
September 20, 2014

Scott Filer - Alumni Award for Spirit, Homecoming 2014
The Benedictine Spirit Award, which is given to an alumnus who exemplifies the Benedictine values of service, hospitality and dedication in their personal and/or professional life, was presented to Scott Filer. Filer is the president and CEO of One Hope United, a large, multistate nonprofit organization that provides an array of supportive therapeutic, early learning and residential services to nearly 30,000 children and families. Prior to joining One Hope United, he served as the president and CEO of the National Children’s Center in Washington, D.C. A disruptive innovator for nearly 25 years, Filer’s leadership resume in human services includes programs directed at improving public health infrastructure, and enhancing the lives of children and people with disabilities. He serves on several boards, including the Public Health Foundation Enterprises in Los Angeles, Calif. Since graduating from Benedictine University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science in 1999, Filer has earned a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University and an M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. He has also attended executive programs at both Harvard Business School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

College of Science Dean's Awards
May 15, 2014

Dean's Awards 2014

Dr. Tim Marin, Dr. Jeremy Nadolski, Dr. Andrew Wig, Dr. Lisa Gades, Dr. Tom Wangler & Dr. Bart Ng

Teaching Excellence by an Adjunct Faculty Member:

  • Rashmi Nanda - Rashmi is one of our long-term adjuncts.  According to PeopleSoft records she started teaching at Benedictine in summer 1994.   She became a permanent fixture since the early 2000s and has taught courses during the summer sessions as well as. An organic chemist by training, she has taught a variety of lab courses: CHEM 102—Introduction to Chemistry, CHEM 114/124—General Chemistry I & II Lab, and CHEM 243/248—Organic Chemistry I & II Lab.  She is one of the few adjuncts who on a regular basis, comes up with suggestions to improve the curriculum and quality of the lab program. She has good ideas and a true love for teaching.  She is also extraordinarily caring to her students.  In summary, Rashmi Nanda is a loyal adjunct instructor and she has done tremendous service to the Chemistry department over an extended period of time.

  • Lisa Gades - Lisa has been teaching with us since the fall of 2001, where she began as a general Chemistry lab adjunct.  In the spring of 2002, she took over ownership of BCHM 100—Impact of Science and Technology on Society—and has taught this course every semester ever since.  BCHM 100 is a core course for non majors where the developments of modern science and technology are considered alongside the economic, political, and environmental challenges that they can both bring forth or help alleviate.  The emphasis of the course changes from semester to semester, depending on what is hot in current science (energy, climate change, etc.).  She often brings in outside speakers to converse with students on various topics in a seminar setting.  Lisa has gotten very positive reviews from students over many years, and every semester has fantastic IDEA scores.  This upcoming year, she will be piloting this course as a new IDS 300 interdisciplinary seminar for the new general education curriculum.  Lisa is very dedicated and independent, and she works hard to maintain a quality course for our students.  She deserves recognition for her efforts over many years.
Teaching Excellence by a Term Faculty Member:
  • Tanya CrumTanya Crum - An alumnus of Ben U, Tanya earned her Ph.D. at UIC.  She is in her sixth semester of teaching in the Department of Biological Sciences as a term faculty member.  Tanya is on par with our best adjunct non-tenure track faculty members.  She is approachable, spends a good deal of quality time with her students and is well respected by her students and colleagues.  She clearly enjoys her students and teaching as a profession.  Through her contribution to our freshman biology curriculum, she has become an integral part of our department even with her temporary status.  In front of the classroom, Tanya is spontaneous, entertaining, effective in getting her ideas across and thoughtful about answering questions.  She puts a lot of thought into her approaches and how she expresses herself.  Tanya is also an excellent researcher who recently had her findings published in the journal, Cell and Molecular Life Sciences.  While she has not performed any formal research or mentored independent research of our students while here in the “term faculty” status, she did develop two labs using C.elegans, one using siRNA to decrease expression of a gene.  This was completely new to our curriculum.  Tanya is a competent, enthusiastic and devoted teacher as well as a joy to have as a colleague.
Dean's Award for Innovation:
  • Thomas Wangler — For his work in creating the D2L site for Careers in Science.
Dean's Award for Service:
  • Andrew Wig - For his service a IDEA coordinator and his administrative efforts in reviving and promoting our Engineering program.
Dean's Award for Leadership:
  • Tim Marin — For his leadership as chair for Chemistry & Physics, for his very successful recruiting efforts, and for his contribution to long-term planning of the College of Science.
Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence by a Fulltime Faculty Member:
  • Jeremy Nadolski -  co-taught Genomics for the past several years.  His collaborative teaching effort with Preston Aldrich is an excellent example for how faculty with complementary expertise can enrich the Science curriculum.  He also provides excellent instructions in mathematics and statistics, and he is well liked by his students.

University Distinguished Faculty Awards
Read the Press Release
May 14, 2014

Al Martin - Distinguished Faculty 2014
Alfred Martin, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences

Distinguished Faculty Award
for Teaching
Elieen Clark
Eileen Clark, M.S.
Computer Science

Distinguished Faculty Award
for Service
Dan Nohl
Dan Nohl, Ph.D.
Computer Science

Judith Ann Whinfrey Award
for Leadership          


Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum Awards

Student of the Year: Ian Martinek
Awarded to a museum student worker who has distinguished themselves through their dedication to the museum. This student has demonstrated a record of contributions and innovations which further the museum’s mission by facilitating life science education, encouraging greater awareness of environmental stewardship, and encouraging scientific inquiry using museum specimens.

Museum Volunteer of the Year: Christopher Castle (C 13)
Awarded to a volunteer from the community who has dedicated an outstanding amount of time and effort to the Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum. This volunteer has demonstrated excellence in furthering the museum’s mission by facilitating life science education through the museum’s education and outreach programs.


Senior Awards for 2014

  • Eman Sahloul (BMB) - Lincoln Laureate (in Fall 2013) and Thomas J. Dyba Leadership Award - for her ability to initiate and organize worthwhile activities on behalf of her fellow students.

  • Kyle Turcic (Biology) - Community Service Award - for outstanding community service, and for having worked effectively with others and commanded the respect of the organization or activity with which he worked.

  • Marihan Hegazy (BMB/Mathematics) - Awards in Academic Honors - for maintaining an outstanding GPA and for having completed a significant piece of research and published his results.

  • Harjot Sangha (Medical Humanities Major) - Benedictine Service Award - for outstanding service to the University in general and to fellow students in particular. 



Student Leadership Awards
April 24, 2014

Leadership Awards 2014

Birva Trivedi, Ms. Alice Sima and Rabia Choudhry congratulate Kiran Munir on her award.

Jessica Gill (Health Science '13) - Resident Assistant of the Year
Maggie Kline (Biology '14) - Commuter Student Assistant of the Year
Colin Coughlin (Biology) - New Student Embassador of the Year
Kiran Munir (BMB '15) - Student Life Achievement Award



 
Animal Defense Haiku 
Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum
Poetry Contest Winner:
  April 23, 2014

  First Place Haiku: Sarah Ware, Ph.D.
(Adjunct Biology)   

Congratulations Dr. Ware!  
Animal Defense Display 2014


       

Who's Who among Alumni in the College of Science Awards:

March 21, 2014

Visionaries
Donna Hrozencik, MD, C82 Biochemistry
Raymond Konopka, C89 Computer Science
Rising Stars
Joseph Baldino, D.C., FIAFNR, C99 Biology
David Do, JD, C98 Health Science
Nina (Oberoi) Goyal, M.D. C98 Biology
Omer Sultan, C97 Biology

View photos of the event >>

Who's Who 2014
  

       

ASIANetork Freeman Student Faculty Fellows Award


ASIANetwork 2014

Elizabeth Do (Health Science), Bichnu Le (Health Science), Firdous Moin (Health Science), Sivaranjivi Velanthottukoottale (Health Science), and Kyle Turcic (Biology) are student members of a team chosen for funding to study abroad this summer with a grant through the 2014 ASIANetwork Freeman Student Faculty Fellows Award to support undergraduate research in Asia during the summer of 2014.  The proposal, which was chosen for funding from a very strong applicant pool, consisted of a research proposal and essays from and recommendation letters for each of the student and faculty members, Dr. Steven Day (Language and Literature) and Dr. Cheryl Heinz (Biology) of the team.  Visit their web site for additional information.

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