As the academic year drew to a close, the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry invited our graduating students, scholarship recipients, award winners, and their families to celebrate their accomplishments at the Ohio Union last month.
Our Chair, Dr. Susan Olesik, began the night with a toast to our students and their guests, highlighting their efforts and dedication to the discipline. Following dinner, Vice Chair of Undergraduate Studies Dr. Terry Gustafson took the stage to congratulate our graduating seniors, and scholarship and award recipients. In addition to their fantastic performance in chemistry and biochemistry, Dr. Gustafson was particularly proud of the fact that 16 of our graduates are dual degree graduates, and 60 students earned a minor in other fields besides chemistry and biochemistry. Additionally, a number of our students are graduating with honors and research distinction, many with both! With gratitude, Dr. Gustafson thanked our generous donors who together were able to award over $165,000 in scholarships to 67 different students. All the while, students introduced their family and friends to their peers and instructors. A final congratulations is due to our graduating seniors who took part in the university commencement ceremony on May 8 at the Ohio Stadium. Look out world, here they come!