The following graduating seniors received awards at our Annual Senior Recognition Banquet on April 18, 2017:

  • Ralph Joyner Positive Attitude Award - Olivia Manahan
  • Outstanding Senior Award - Daniel Smith
  • Outstanding Performance by a Pre-Professional Chemist - Kaela Miller
  • Excellence In Undergraduate Research - Shirley Aramayo
  • Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award - Maggie Schmits 
  • Excellence in Graduate Teaching - Nicole Woodall
  • Excellence in Graduate Research - Ryan Young


Our 2016 Fall Tea Awards Banquet was held November 4, 2016. This program recognizes and awards our outstanding students and honors and remembers people who have made an impact on our lives. The awards presented included:

  • The David C. McIntyre Memorial Scholarship – Nathan McCann
  • Mikal Lynn Sousa Memorial Scholarship – Margaret Schmits
  • Newell C. Cook Sr. and Jr. Scholarship – Susan Schrader
  • Reiber Family Homeschool Scholarship - Heather Ashby
  • Park Wiseman Scholarship – Charles Barrios, Brittney Jones, Justin Platt, Jordan Hartung, Logan Edwards, Dominic Arrowood Fouce, Olivia Manahan
  • Sandra K. And Robert J. Morris Scholarship - Anna Benedict
  • Cardinal Chemist Scholarship - Molly Winn, Dayna Arnett
  • D.J. Angus Scientech Chemistry Award - Luke Schumaker
  • General Chemistry - Kia Sutcliffe, Ericka Lange, Kelsey West, Charles Barrios, Nathan Hahn, Jordan Ingle, Connor Bailey, Ana Maric, Maria Shoemaker, Makenzie Schoeff, Colton Large, Nathan McCann, Nicholas Ensinger


The Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (ACS) won an Honorable Mention at the National ACS Meeting in New Orleans for recognition of their service and also won an Outstanding Organization Public Service Award from the Ball State Student Voluntary Services.

Our faculty members have a long history of being outstanding teachers. In 2008 two faculty members, Scott Pattison and Patricia Lang, were among the 10 finalists for the Excellence in Teaching Award. Lang was selected as one of the winners and taught “The Chemistry of Artists’ Pigments” as her dream course in the spring 2009.  In 2010, Tykhon Zubkov also received the Excellence in Teaching Award.  The department is proud of his accomplishments and he was able to pursue his dream course "Nanomaterials: The Chemistry Perspective" in the Spring of 2011.