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Repast Awards

 

Annual Repast

 

The chemistry department gets together every year for a formal dinner at the end of the academic year to celebrate the accomplishment of our top students, introduce new faculty and staff, and to reflect on the year that passed. This year's repast was held on April 25, Saturday, at the Park Central Tavern in Hamden.

(Please click here to view the 2012-2015 Repast photos.)Gerry and Yigui

The awards and this year's recipients:

  • TheDave Csejka Award recognizes teaching excellence in classroom/lab instruction and acknowledges important contributions to the learning environment by part-time faculty members. The award was created in 2012 and was named after its first recipient. The award this year is given to Dr. Yigui Wang.                                     David's Award

The Outstanding Graduate Student Award is given in recognition of academic excellence and overall contributions to the department. 

  • The Outstanding Senior Student Award is given in recognition of academic excellence and overall contributions to the department. This year's recipient is David Piscitelli.
  • The 2015 Undergraduate Awards in Analytical, Organic and Inorganic Chemistry are sponsored by the American Chemical Society, DivisionsGerry and Emily of Analytical, Organic and Inorganic Chemistry, respectively. The awards recognize students who display an aptitude for a career in the aforementioned fields of Chemistry. The 2015 ACS Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry goes to Emily Shelton, while the 2015 ACS Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry goes to Liana Feinn, and Gerry and Lianafinally, the 2015 ACS Gerry and RebeccaUndergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry goes to Rebecca Dube

 

 

 

  • The Harry O. Haakonsen Memorial Award is awarded to a student who honors the optimism, Gerry and Albinenthusiasm, and love for science of Dr. Haakonsen (1941-1995), former Professor of Chemistry at SCSU. This year's awardee is Albin Salazar.

 

  • The Freshmen Chemistry Award is given to the General Chemistry student with outstanding academic performance and potential in the field of Chemistry. This year's award recipient is Samantha Rubio.



 

Past Awardees

 

2014
Chemistry Department Outstanding Freshman Award:                          John Villaluz
Chemistry Department Outstanding Graduate Award:                            Christopher Jensen
Chemistry Department Outstanding Undergraduate Senior Award:    Lawrence Kastell
Harry O. Haakonsen Award:                                                                          Christine Katrenya
ACS Analytical Chemistry Award:                                                                 Rebecca Dube
ACS Inorganic Chemistry Award:                                                                  Archibald Agyekum-Yamoah
ACS Organic Chemistry Award:                                                                     Evan Turek

Dave Csejka Award:                                                                                          Dr. Michael Taylor

2013
Chemistry Department Outstanding Freshman Award:                          Megan Iorio
Chemistry Department Outstanding Graduate Award:                            Michelle McCabe, Taha Shikari, John Bozzuto
Chemistry Department Outstanding Undergraduate Senior Award:    Katelyn Taylor
Harry O. Haakonsen Award:                                                                          Evan Turek
ACS Analytical Chemistry Award:                                                                 Lawrence Kastel
ACS Inorganic Chemistry Award:                                                                  Sarah Widomski
ACS Organic Chemistry Award:                                                                     David Piscitelli
Dave Csejka Award:                                                                                          Dr. Michael Osber

2012
Chemistry Department Outstanding Freshman Award:                          Matt DeForest
Chemistry Department Outstanding Graduate Award:                            Joseph Cummins
Chemistry Department Outstanding Undergraduate Senior Award:    Jonathan Uhl and Jason Gerbino
Harry O. Haakonsen Award:                                                                          Kate Taylor
ACS Analytical Chemistry Award:                                                                 David Herbert
Dave Csejka Award:                                                                                          Dr. Dave Csejka

2011
Chemistry Department Outstanding Freshman Award:                           Logan Lentz
Chemistry Department Outstanding Graduate Award:                             Mark Girgenti
Chemistry Department Outstanding Undergraduate Senior Award:     Katelyn Grey
Harry O. Haakonsen Award:                                                                           Jonathan Uhl
ACS Analytical Chemistry Award:                                                                  Jason Gerbino

2010
Chemistry Department Outstanding Freshman Award:                           Hina Ali
Chemistry Department Outstanding Graduate Award:                             Koray Ozhan
Chemistry Department Outstanding Undergraduate Senior Award:     Michael Cavadini
Harry O. Haakonsen Award:                                                                           Mary LaVallee
ACS Analytical Chemistry Award:                                                                  Katelyn Grey

2009
Chemistry Department Outstanding Freshman Award:                           Jonathan Uhl
Chemistry Department Outstanding Graduate Award:                             Adam Letize
Chemistry Department Outstanding Undergraduate Senior Award:     Lawrence Fabianski
Harry O. Haakonsen Award:                                                                           Crystal Rose
ACS Analytical Chemistry Award:                                                                  Katelyn Pulito

2008
Chemistry Department Outstanding Freshman Award:                    
Chemistry Department Outstanding Graduate Award:                             Karl Duyck
Chemistry Department Outstanding Undergraduate Senior Award:     Julia Schneider
Harry O. Haakonsen Award:                                                                           Lawrence Fabianski
ACS Analytical Chemistry Award:                                                                  Byron Peck-Collier

2007
Chemistry Department Outstanding Freshman Award:                           Michael Cavadini
Chemistry Department Outstanding Graduate Award:                             David Reagan
Chemistry Department Outstanding Undergraduate Senior Award:     Nancy Copeland
Harry O. Haakonsen Award:                                                                           Jennifer Gleason
ACS Analytical Chemistry Award:                                                                  Lawrence Fabianski

2006
Chemistry Department Outstanding Freshman Award:                          David Conners
Chemistry Department Outstanding Graduate Award:                            Phil Joyce
Chemistry Department Outstanding Undergraduate Senior Award:    Christopher Simpson
Harry O. Haakonsen Award:                                                                          Tom Kogut
ACS Analytical Chemistry Award:                                                                 Jennifer Gleason

2005
Chemistry Department Outstanding Freshman Award:                          Meredith Bryarly
Chemistry Department Outstanding Graduate Award:                           Patricia Morales-De-Tirado
Chemistry Department Outstanding Undergraduate Senior Award:   Geoffrey Makita
Harry O. Haakonsen Award:                                                                         Alia Green
ACS Analytical Chemistry Award:                                                                Melissa Emmons

2004
Chemistry Department Outstanding Graduate Award:                           Mark Pineau
Chemistry Department Outstanding Undergraduate Senior Award:   Melissa Beckmann
Harry O. Haakonsen Award:                                                                         Stanley Backiel
ACS Analytical Chemistry Award:                                                               Christopher Simpson

2003
Chemistry Department Outstanding Graduate Award:                          Renee Sullo
Chemistry Department Outstanding Undergraduate Senior Award:  Amber Onorato
Harry O. Haakonsen Award:                                                                        Jui Tai Chang
ACS Analytical Chemistry Award:                                                               Melissa Beckmann

2002
Chemistry Department Outstanding Graduate Award:                          Lenora Toscano
Chemistry Department Outstanding Undergraduate Senior Award:  Sana Farooqi
Harry O. Haakonsen Award:                                                                        Robert Nicholson
ACS Analytical Chemistry Award:                                                               Besnik Bajrami

2001
Chemistry Department Outstanding Graduate Award:                           Christine Ganon
Chemistry Department Outstanding Undergraduate Senior Award:    Tracy Turcotte
Harry O. Haakonsen Award:                                                                          Melissa Hill
ACS Analytical Chemistry Award:                                                                 Coleen Flaherty

2000
(AIC = American Institute of Chemists Foundation)
 AIC Graduate Award:                                                                                     Joan Lloyd
AIC Undergraduate Award:                                                                           Dave Boucher
Harry O. Haakonsen Award:                                                                         Sara Pihonak
ACS Analytical Chemistry Award:                                                                Tracy Turcotte