Chemistry Program

Student Awards

Thomas Beebe Organic Chemistry Award
Awarded to the top two students in Organic Chemistry II, (CHM 222, regardless of major) as judged by their class standing and performance on the ACS Standardized Examination in Organic Chemistry. The award is a copy of the MERCK INDEX or CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics.

  • 2013 – Mikiyas Assefa, Garrett Cairo
  • 2012 – Hannah Clampitt, Eli Whitaker
  • 2011 – Dallas Cook, Sarah Elrod
  • 2010 – Chido Hambira, Kelly Njine Muoapi
  • 2009 – Theint Theint
  • 2008 – Oliver Munyaradzi
  • 2007 – Jennifer Mills, Stephen Larrimore
  • 2006 – Hlaing Min, Velma Henry

J. Statnton King Science Award
Awarded annually to the junior or senior majoring in biology, chemistry, or physics demonstrating academic excellence in his or her major and personal life.

  • 2013 – Ericka Berg (Biology), Aung Soe Lin (Chemistry/Biology), Elijah Whitaker (Chemistry)
  • 2012 – Chido Hambira (Chemistry), Ivan Titaley (Chemistry)
  • 2011 – Alisha Holmberg (Biology), Jennifer White (Biology)
  • 2010 – Theint Theint (Chemistry/Physics), William Dean Norris (Physics)
  • 2009 – Clarin Ellard (Chemistry)
  • 2008 – Jordan Harrison (Physics), Mohammed Yusef (Physics), Anthony Reynolds (Chemistry)
  • 2007 – Kannatassen Appavoo (Physics)
  • 2006 – Ni Ji (Physics & Biology), Tara Evatt (Chemistry)
  • 2005 – Matthew Yaeger (Biology), Melissa Bradley (Chemistry)
  • 2004 – Anisa Lefta (Biology & Chemistry), Samuel McClure (Physics)
  • 2003 – Kathryn McHenry (Biology)
  • 2002 – Lyddia Grace Longstreth (Physics), Felicia Victoria Swinney (Biology)

Lilli Brann Scholarship in Physcial Sciences
Awarded annually to a student in the physcial sciences who has demonstrated superiour scholarship in his or her chosen field.

  • 2014 – Danielle Schaper (Physics), Michelle Bloom (Chemistry)
  • 2013 – Rohan Isaac (Physics), Ivan Titaley (Chemistry)
  • 2012 – Imelda Hot (Chemistry/Physics), Premila Samuel (Chemistry)
  • 2011 – Emily Worinkeng (Physics), Theint Theint (Chemistry/Physics)
  • 2010 – Kabindra Kafle (Chemistry/Biology), Ramesh Adhikari (Physics)
  • 2009 – Bradley Steele (Physics)
  • 2008 – Matthew Bailey (Physics), Thabiso Musapelo (Chemistry)
  • 2007 – Ni Ji (Physics/Biology)
  • 2006 – Michaela Conley, Jason Lambert (Mathematics/Physics)
  • 2005 – Justin Poag (Chemistry)
  • 2004 – Eusebia Mwasaru, Thaminda Ramanayake (Biology)
  • 2003 – Lydia Grace Longstreth (Physics)
  • 2002 – Rebecca Joy Heid (Independent)

Class of 1958 Academic Achievement Award
To be awarded annually to the graduating (May or subsequent December) senior who has reached the highest level of academic achievement measured by GPA and other factors who is majoring in Chemistry.

  • 2013 – Ivan Titaley, Elijah Whitaker
  • 2012 – Kelly Njine Mouapi
  • 2011 – Theint Theint
  • 2010 – Donia Arthur
  • 2009 – Anthony Reynolds
  • 2008 – Katie Clark, Say-Lee Teh
  • 2007 – Jessica Fagan
  • 2006 – Liza Shrestha
  • 2005 – Rosemary Ndolo

Class of 1958 Research Award
To be offered as warranted to a student majoring in Chemistry who has made outstanding contributions to undergraduate research at Berea College.

  • 2013 – Chelsey Lloyd, Grace Par, Trena Payton
  • 2012 – Dallas Cook
  • 2011 – Kelly Njine Mouapi, Imelda Hot, Chido Hambira
  • 2010 – Lauren Lane Schlagel, Amanda Rood McCumber
  • 2009 – Oliver Munyzradzi, Donia Arthur
  • 2008 – Laxman Gurung, Kayla Meadows
  • 2007 – Virginia Senkomago
  • 2006 – Melissa Bradley, Wendy Brotherton
  • 2005 – KC Ravi

Kentucky Academy of Science Undergraduate Research Awards

  • 2013 – Taylor Rutherford: 1st prize (Cellular and Molecular Biology), Franceska Mehmeti: 2nd prize (Cellular and Molecular Biology), Shanequa Roscoe: 3rd prize (Cellular and Molecular Biology), William Assan: 1st prize (Poster in Cellular and Molecular Biology), Pyae Phyo: 2nd prize (Physical/Analytical Chemistry), Michaeld McCann: 2nd prize (Organic/Inorganic Chemistry), Lief Van Laar: 1st prize (Ecology and Environmental Science), Amber Boothe: 3rd prize (Poster in Health Sciences), Denzell Barnett: 1st prize (Poster in Engineering), Danielle Schaper: 1st prize (Physics/Astronomy), Kyle Godbey: 2nd prize (Physics/Astronomy), Preston Tucker: 2nd prize (Poster in Physics/Astronomy), Priyanka Shrestha: 1st prize (Psychology), Rachelle Johnson: 3rd prize (Poster in Psychology), Josh Wedding & Melanie Keil: 1st prize (Poster in Science Education)
  • 2012 – Franceska Mehmeti: 2nd prize (Cellular and Molecular Biology), Ivan Titaley: 2nd prize (Chemistry), Nadia Karkenny: 1st prize (Ecology and Environmental Science), Helena Pett: 1st prize (Health Sciences), Horton Li: 3rd prize (Health Sciences), Dipendra Sharma Chapagain: 1st prize (Microbiology), Rowan Issac: 1st prize (Physics/Astronomy), Marissa Brown: 2nd prize (Physics/Astronomy), Tommy O. Boykin: 2nd prize (Physiology and Biochemistry), Sara Dean: 3rd prize (Psychology), Mackenzie Endres: 2nd prize (Poster in Physics/Astronomy), Brittany Schroeder: 3rd prize (Poster in Ecology and Environmental Science), Marienette Ngambou: 3rd prize (Poster in Chemistry), Alyssa Quiray: 2nd prize (Poster in Cellular and Molecular Biology), Aung Soe Lin: 1st prize (Poster in Cellular and Molecular Biology), Sabrina Barnes: 3rd prize (Poster in Agricultural Sciences), Amanda Benitez, Makala Settlage: 2nd prize (Poster in Agricultural Sciences), Dallas Cook, Jennifer Rominger: 1st prize (Poster in Agricultural Sciences), Katherine Webb: 1st prize (Poster in Health Sciences), David Scrivener: 2nd prize (Poster in Science Education)
  • 2011 – Premila Samuel: 1st prize (Cellular and Molecular Biology), Rohan Isaac: 2nd prize (Physics/Astronomy), Hodari-Sadiki James: 2nd prize (Engineering), Chelsey Lloyd, Michelle Bloom: 2nd prize (Poster in Chemistry), Eli Whitaker, Diego Moya, Melanie Burt: 3rd prize (Poster in Chemistry), Juliana Dolan, Franceska Mehmeti, Katie Massana: 1st prize (Poster in Health Sciences), Marissa Brown, Mackenzie Endres: 1st prize (Poster in Physics), Ericka Berg, Bailey King, Michon Martin: 1st prize (Poster in Zoology)
  • 2010 – Kayla Kinker: 2nd prize (Cellular and Molecular Biology), Adam Chambers: 3rd prize (Cellular and Molecular Biology), Ramesh Adhikari: 1st prize (Physics/Astronomy), Charli Bobbitt: 2nd prize (Poster in Cellular and Molecular Biology), Dean Norris: 3rd prize (Poster in Physics/Astronomy), Abigail Wier: 1st prize (Poster in Zoology)
  • 2009 – Kayla Kinker: 1st prize (Cellular and Molecular Biology), Dikshya Bastakoty: 2nd prize (Cellular and Molecular Biology), Jimmy Rop: 2nd prize (Physics/Astronomy), Humed Yusef: 3rd prize (Physics/Astronomy), Alisha Holmberg: 3rd prize (Poster in Cellular and Molecular Biology), Carmen Dibaya: 3rd prize (Poster in Chemistry), Emmanuel Davis: 2nd prize (Poster in Microbiology)
  • 2006 – Kristina Keck: 3rd prize (Chemistry), Emilie Throop: 1st prize (Ecology and Environmental Science), Samuel Adediran: 1st prize (Health Sciences), Kathleen Clark: 1st prize (Poster presentation in Health Sciences), Kannatassen Appavoo: 1st prize (Physics & Astronomy)

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