Chemistry Majors - Class of 2003

Class of '03

What we are doing now

Salina Baldwin D.O., Michigan State Univeristy COM, resident (Ob/Gyn), Henry Ford Health System
Alexander Carroll accomplished movie star, Hollywood, CA
Eric D'Andrea
Liz (Duvall) Schmidt chemical waste professional, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Donna Eng M.D., University of Michigan, fellow (pediatric endocrinology), C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Ann Arbor
Justin Grannell D.O., Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine, resident (family medicine), Fort Wayne Medical Education Program
David Hall M.D., Wayne State University, resident (emergency medicine), St. John Hospital and Medical Center
Melanie Heying Ph.D. (organic chemistry), Iowa State University, lecturer (chemistry), California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo)
Dan Holland graduate school (chemical physics), California Institute of Technology
Crystal (Ingison) Keso M.S. (chemistry), Univeristy of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Development Technologist in Mayo Clinical Trial Services, Center for Biomarker Research
Amanda Kent Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine -- Erie, PA
Anthony Kulick Doing chemistry in the Ann Arbor area, working for Dendritic Nanotechnologies Inc.
Brooke Larch Finishing major at Albion - job waiting
Jackson Lanphear M.D., Wayne State University, fellow (pediatric emergency medicine), Children's Hospital of Michigan (Detroit)
Rose-Anne Meissner Ph.D., (genetics, molecular biology, nueroscience), Northwestern University, research associate, Texas A&M Health Science Center
Josh (Menig) Taylor
Jessica Mosier M.D., University of Toledo, resident (psychiatry), Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Diana Pappas M.S., Wayne State University, D.O., Michigan State University COM, resident (orthopedic surgery), POH Regional Medical Center
Kristen Prevost M.D., Wayne State University
Rebecca Reichle Lab assistant for undergraduate teaching labs at Florida State in Tallahassee (also getting a tan)
Rachel Schoneman Looking for a job near home
Brad Stish M.S. (immunology), University of Minnesota, M.D., Univeristy of Minnesota, resident (radiation oncology), Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
Jennifer Tobin M.S. (nuclear engineering), University of New Mexico, health physicist, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Eric Tosh M.D., Wayne State University, resident (emergency medicine), Detroit Medical Center
Laurie Vance M.D., Wayne State University, resident (diagnostic radiology), Henry Ford Health System

Chemistry Majors - Class of 2002

What we are doing now

Amit Amin Wayne State post baccalaureate - plans to attend medical school
Mark Ams PhD, Chemistry, Univ. of Pittsburgh; Postdoctoral Fellow, The Scripps Research Institute
Amanda Boye University of Heidelberg, Germany
Keven Clawson Teaching English and Science in Costa Rica
Todd Erfourth vet medicine, MSU
Paul Garabelli Wake Forest Medical School
Leah Kohler MSU Medical School
Josh Konzer Washington University at St. Louis, Chemical Engineering
Jennifer Kuebler U. of Maryland, Chemistry
Bryce Marquis M.S., Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon Univ.; PhD., Chemistry, Univ. of Minnesota; Research Associate, NIST
Valerie McCarthy Ph.D., Chemistry, Univ. of Pittsburgh; Research Chemist, BASF
Jason Mussman Wayne State Medical School
Maxim Nikodin Licensed Paramedic, plans to attend Medical School
Kristi Reithel Physician Assistants Program
Elise (Schultz) Sikma Research Scientist, Cabot Micorelectronics; PhD., Chemistry, Northwestern U.
Chad Thoreson quality control chemist for Perrigo

Chemistry Majors - Class of 2001

Class of '01

What we are doing now

Anton Bieliauskas Wayne State University Graduate School in Chemistry
Sarah Bone Western Mich. Physician's Assistant Program
Michael Brosnan Wayne State for education degree
Sarah Burpee Osteopathic medical school University of DeMoine
Nicholas Chambers Masters in Bio-Organic Chem from Wayne State University (2004) and a Juris Doctor from Michigan State University College of Law (2007)
Jackie Day Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
Jamie Eberhardt Michigan State University medical school
Lindsay Franson SUNY at Syracuse chemistry/medical research
Heather Heintz Michigan State University Medical school
Michelle Henn Wright State U. in Geochemistry
Tim Johnson Chemical engineer at General Mills in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Bryan Kusiak U. of Michigan School of Engineering
Cristen LaBar Graduated Wayne State Pharmacy School, now Pharmacist at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak Michigan
Rebecca Naglik Michigan State College of Human Medicine
Karen Schinkel Raduazo University of South Alabama Medical School
Kristin Timpner University of Michigan Dental school grad - 2005; Partner in family and cosmetic dentistry in Canton MI
Jennifer Willard U. of Michigan in chemistry
Danielle (Willsie) Bennett M.S., Athletic Training; medical school, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Chemistry Majors - Class of 2000

Class of '00

What we are doing now

Greg Bogaert Univ. of Michigan, chemical engineering
Sabrina Corte M.Ed. Univ. of Michigan; chemistry teacher, Bloomfield Hills International Academy
Kristi Dimitriou Univ. of Michigan, education (MAC program)
Aaron Fraser Michigan State Univ.; medical school
Jovan Giaimo Ph. D. -chemistry, Northwestern Univ.; Post-doc at Hopkins University
Rachel Hector Ph. D. - chemistry, Univ. of Illinois; Post-doc at Duke University
Andy Horvath Illinois College of Optometry
Kaitlyn Kelly New York Medical College
Deirdre Lindemann Michigan State Univ.; chemistry
Molly Maloney Ohio State Univ.; Pharmacy
Maggie McCormick Oakland Univ., Physical Therapy
Jen Panackia pharmaceutical sales
Steve Reitz Medical Univ. of Ohio; medical school
Joe Shull M.D., Michigan State Univ.; resident, Genesys Regional Med. Center
James Smaby Univ. of Maine, chemistry
Erica Sprague Pharmacia; chemist

Chemistry Majors - Class of 1999

Class of '99

What we are doing now

Colleen (Anger) DeLacy D.D.S., Univ. of Detroit Mercy; dentist, Sandusky (MI) Dental Care
Carrie Atkinson Wayne State Univ., biomedical sciences
Gabrielle Bielak Johns Hopkins Univ., chemistry
Michael Blankinship Univ. of Michigan, molecular biology
Arthur Bragg Ph.D. (chemistry), Univ. of Cal, Berkeley; postdoctoral researcher, UCLA; Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Elizabeth Caramagno High School teacher (english), Detroit area
Elizabeth (Carson) Golovich Ph.D. (Chemistry), Michigan State Univ.; Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Lab
Teresa Eliason Univ. of Colorado, Boulder; chemistry
Ryan Farrell quality engineer, Rouge Steel; Wayne State Univ.; Law School
Meredith Greene Pharmacia; chemist
Matthew Heinz Wayne St. Univ., medical school
Kimberly Malesky Univ. of Colorado, Boulder; chemistry
Ray McMann chemistry teacher, Royal Oak Schools
Alisa (Morgan) Greil A.M. Todd Company, quality control chemist
Rebecca Salus Consumer Electronics Association, web programmer/developer
Rebecca Sameck Metcalf & Eddy; project scientist, chemist
Alicia Skuza research associate, Array BioPharma
Nader Warra D.O., Michigan State Univ.; resident, Henry Ford Hospital

Chemistry Majors - Class of 1998

Class of '98

What we are doing now

Roman Bloch M.D., University of Rochester; resident, Univ. of Pittsburgh Med. Center
Andrea Bologna Univ. of Michigan; chemical engineering (3/2 program)
Heather Bullen Ph.D. (Chemistry), Michigan State Univ.; Assistant Professor, Northern Kentucky Univ.
Kristofer Dosh Michigan State Univ.; medical school
Elise Georgi Univ. of Michigan; medical school
Amanda K. Gilman M.S.(Chemistry), Univ. of Wisconsin; Cardinal Stritch Univ., Teacher Certification Program
Jennifer (Jacobs) Farrugia MS, Chemical Engineering, Michigan State; emissions testing engineer, Ford Motor Company; Michigan State, Ph.D. candidate
Shawn (LaCasse) Mehrens M.S., Chemistry Michigan State Univ.; Pfizer Global, research chemist
J. Ryan McKeachie Ph.D. (Chemistry), Univ. of California, Irvine
Gregory L. Ozga Michigan State Univ./Detroit; law school
Tanya L. Page Mount Sinai School of Medicine (NY, NY), employed at Outside In
Jaime L. Petrus Michigan State Univ.; medical school
Wade D. Schwendemann M.D., Medical College of Ohio; resident, Univ. of Kentucky
Wendy S. VanScyoc Ph.D. (Biochemistry), Univ. of Iowa; postdoctoral researcher, AstraZeneca (UK)
Sarah E. Walbridge M.S., Forensic Science, Mich. State Univ.; microscopist, Microtrace

Chemistry Majors - Class of 1997

What we are doing now

Betsy Beauman AstraZeneca, pharmaceutical sales specialist / district training
Keith Cohrs Univ. of Michigan; dental school
Matthew Farrugia D.O., Michigan State Univ.; Resident at Botsford General Hospital
Joseph Green George Washington University; law school
Drew Hakala Laboratory Professional, Pfizer, Inc.
Robert Hemphill  
Marie (Kenaga) Jonaitis Pfizer (Kalamazoo, MI), associate scientist
Andrew McGown Michigan State Univ.; medical school
Jonathan Miller  
Lisa Moore Michigan State Univ.; medical school (osteopathic)
Melanie Peldo Univ. of Notre Dame; chemistry
Ryan Sweeder Ph.D. (chemistry), Univ. of Michigan; assistant professor, MSU (Lyman Briggs)
Christina Tucker Univ. of Colorado; biochemistry
Carrie Wagner Wayne State Univ.; medical school
Seth Zumstein Univ. of Michigan; dental school

Chemistry Majors - Class of 1996

What we are doing now

Stephen Boller  
Lisa Marie (Cluckey) Holmes Univ. of Michigan, Flint; MBA program
Caroline Green Univ. of Iowa; chemistry
Meredith E. Haar Univ. of Michigan; dental school
Lynn Marie Johnson Univ. of Cincinnati; medical school
Jennifer McCloud Michigan Tech. Univ.; chemical engineering
Kelly Painter Emory Univ.; medical school
Christopher Pelloski Northwestern Univ.; medical school
Brandon Petitpren Northwestern Univ.; chemistry
Chad Poopat Wayne State Univ.; medical school
Caroline Roush M.S., Chemical Engineering, MSU; employed in Texas
Kristen Rowell M.S., Chemistry, Wayne State; Ph.D., Chemistry, Univ.of Iowa; Silliker Inc., Technical Sales Manager
Amy Straley Smith Avtech, Kalamazoo, MI; lead analyst
David Stockoski Univ. of Michgan; chemical engineering
Brad Toth MSE, environmental engineering, Univ. of Michigan; Harding Lawson Associates, Denver CO, environmental scientist (site restoration)
Sandra Wylie M.S., Pathology, Duke Univ.; employed in Milwaukee area

Chemistry Majors - Class of 1995

What we are doing now

Melissa Bittner working for pharmaceutical company
Matt Buss real estate in Kalamazoo, pursuing MBA
Nick Butki graduate school in Public Health in Chicago
Joel Carney Ph.D. (Chemistry), Purdue Univ.; research scientist, Naval Surface Warfare Center (Indian Head Division)
Katie (Eisele) Austin M.S., Chemistry, Northwestern; employed by Dow Chemical in Plastics applications and research
Kellie Gehrs Davenport, Iowa physical therapy program
Peter Gumma  
Kevin Hallock Ph.D. (Chemistry), Univ. of Michigan; postdoctoral researcher, Boston Medical Center
Tanya Holthouse completed tour in Peace Corp, undecided
Bryan Kowalk M.B.A., Wayne State Univ.; sales/marketing, Geac Corp. (Financial software)
Jean (Kwiecinski) Lauer MA, Spanish, Arizona State;
Arizona State Humanities
Jeff Lassig Univ. of Chicago; medical school
Julie Samu Ferris State Univ.; optometry
Jeff Shooks Vanderbilt Univ.; medical school
Santine Sikorski Univ. of Michigan; dental school
Wes Twigg M.S., Chemical Engineering, Michigan State Univ.; employed in Texas

Chemistry Majors - Class of 1994

What we are doing now

Ed Craven M.D.,Case Western Reserve; emergency medicine in Chicago
Martha Grzeskowiak (Walsh) M.D., MSU Medical School
Serge Hurtubise Milwaukee, chemical engineering
Heather May
Paul Rhude MBA; Product Development Chemist, Intertape Polymer Group
Mike Shultz Ph.D., Chemistry, Purdue University; Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Research Chemist (drug discovery)

Randall Award

Given annually to the top senior chemistry major who is going on to graduate school in chemistry, or a related field.

Awardees include:

  • 2015 - Joshua Pender and Stephanie Sanders
  • 2014 - Joseph Thomas
  • 2013 - Alex Nanna
  • 2013 - Mitchell Pender
  • 2012 - Michael Hauger
  • 2011 - Jacob Rinkinen
  • 2010 - Matthew Logan and Laura Pollum
  • 2009 - Stacy Capehart
  • 2008 - Andrew Fidler, Shauna Paradine and Bryan Yestrepsky
  • 2007 - Sarah Simmons
  • 2006 - Natalie McKinney and Joseph Smith
  • 2005 - Virginia Cangelosi
  • 2004 - Shawn Marie Maurer and Craig Streu
  • 2003 - Daniel Holland
  • 2002 - Amanda Boye
  • 2001 - Bryan Kusiak
  • 2000 - Rachel Hector
  • 1999 - Art Bragg
  • 1998 - Amanda Gilman
  • 1997 - Ryan Sweeder
  • 1996 - Brandon Petitpren
  • 1995 - Kevin Hallock
  • 1994 - Michael Shultz
  • 1993 - Kelly Jenkins
  • 1992 - Steve Malinak
  • 1991 - Jacob Hooker
  • 1990 - Brian VandeBerg
  • 1989 - Pamela Riggs
  • 1988 - Julie Dick
  • 1987 - Sarah Borns
  • 1986 - Christine Denhof
  • 1985 - Laura Scott
  • 1984 - Kris Deming

Mark E. Putnam Memorial Chemistry Award

"Awards from this fund shall be made to students who have achieved outstanding records in chemistry."

This award is given by the Chemistry Department to the outstanding sophomore chemistry major.

Awardees include:

  • 2014-2015 - Grace Talaski
  • 2013-2014 - Brandon Moretti
  • 2012-2013 - Stephanie Sanders and Alexander Tu
  • 2011-2012 - Michael Dix
  • 2010-2011 - Trevor Peterson
  • 2009-2010 - Nicholas Herrman and Christopher Omerza
  • 2008-2009 - Kiva Auten and Carter Docking
  • 2007-2008 - Laura Pollum
  • 2006-2007 - Man Kai (Alyssa) Wong
  • 2005-2006 - Shauna Paradine
  • 2004-2005 - Sarah Simmons
  • 2003-2004 - Natalie McKinney
  • 2002-2003 - Virginia Cangelosi
  • 2001-2002 - Anjali Arora and Craig Streu
  • 2000-2001 - Daniel Holland
  • 1999-2000 - Amanda Boye
  • 1998-1999 - Sarah Burpee
  • 1997-1998 - Jovan Giaimo and Rachel Hector
  • 1996-1997 - Art Bragg
  • 1995-1996 - Amanda Gilman and Jennifer Jacobs
  • 1994-1995 - Michelle Kne and Ryan Sweeder
  • 1993-1994 - Meredith Haar
  • 1992-1993 - Jean Kwiecinski
  • 1991-1992 - Michael D. Shultz
  • 1990-1991 - Shari Solomon
  • 1989-1999 - Steve Malinak
  • 1988-1989 - Jacob Hooker
  • 1987-1988 - Kevin Lepard
  • 1986-1987 - Pamela Riggs
  • 1985-1986 - Jon Foltz
  • 1984-1985 - Sarah Borns
  • 1983-1984 - Christine Denhof
  • 1982-1983 - Robert J. Smith
  • 1981-1982 - Patrich Johannes
  • 1980-1981 - Babette King
  • 1979-1980 - Randy Shearer
  • 1978-1979 - William Harrity
  • 1977-1978 - Christopher Watters
  • 1976-1977 - Patricia Young and Deborah Scoggins
  • 1975-1976 - Philip Havens
  • 1974-1975 - James Wilson
  • 1973-1974 - Guy Crawford
  • 1972-1973 - Mark Lyster and Keith Drengler
  • 1971-1972 - Bob Johnston
  • 1970-1971 - Wayne Brenneman
  • 1969-1970 - Catherine Warrick
  • 1968-1969 - Bob Flaherty
  • 1966-1967 - Michael Sundberg
  • 1965-1966 - Michael Sheetz
  • 1964-1965 - Donald Genson and James Barron
  • 1963-1964 - Elva Dreisbach
  • 1961-1962 - David Green

Richard K. Vitek Chemistry Scholarship

This award was established in 2000 and is given annually to a sophomore or junior chemistry major. It is awarded in the Spring for the following school year.

Recent awardees include:

  • 2015-2016 - Shelby Davis, Thomas Hall and Corbin Livingston
  • 2014-2015 - Joshua Gaudette, Brandon Moretti and Stephanie Sanders
  • 2013-2014 - Anne Galus, Stephanie Sanders and William Schmidt
  • 2012-2013 - Anne Galus, Alex Nanna and William Spencer
  • 2011-1012 - Michael Hauger and Nicholas Herrman
  • 2010-2011 - Kayla Aprile and Jacob Rinkinen
  • 2009-2010 - Laura Pollum and Kristi Weage
  • 2008-2009 - Lisa Anderson and Dorela Shuboni
  • 2007-2008 - Andrew Fidler and Brian Yestrepsky
  • 2006-2007 - Melissa Love
  • 2005-2006 - Louis Fage
  • 2004-2005 - Chris Smith
  • 2003-2004 - Craig Streu
  • 2002-2001 - Rose-Anne Meissner
  • 2001-2002 - Mark Ams
  • 2000-2001 - Sarah Burpee

Excelda Award

This award was established in 2002 and is given annually to students with demonstrated need and a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Recent awardees include:

  • 2008 - Brittany Duford
  • 2007 - Stacy Capehart
  • 2005 - Douglas Richmond and Tamar Vescoso
  • 2004 - Emily Carvill and Dana Sauter
  • 2003 - Jayme Cannon and Elizabeth Bastien

Marvin F. Grostic Endowed Scholarship in Chemistry

This award was established in 1998 and is given annually to a sophomore or junior chemistry major. It is awarded in the Spring for the following school year.

Recent awardees include:

  • 2015-2016 - Brandon Moretti and Megan Sheridan
  • 2014-2015 - Victoria Sochor and Evan Young
  • 2013-2014 - Stephanie Sanders and Alexander Tu
  • 2012-2013 - Michael Dix
  • 2011-2012 - Christopher Omerza and Patrick Underwood
  • 2010-2011 - Nicholas Herrman
  • 2009-2010 - Matthew Logan
  • 2008-2009 - Thomas Freeman
  • 2007-2008 - Shauna Paradine
  • 2006-2007 - Sarah Simmons
  • 2005-2006 - Natalie McKinney
  • 2004-2005 - Virginia Cangelosi
  • 2003-2004 - Michael Marvin
  • 2002-2003 - Crystal Ingison
  • 2001-2002 - Jennifer Kuebler
  • 2000-2001 - Danielle Willsie
  • 1999-2000 - Jovan Giaimo
  • 1998-1999 - Rebecca Sameck

American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry

This award is given annually to the student who has taken Chemistry 206 and is determined to be the most deserving.

Recent awardees include:

  • 2014 - Josh Pender
  • 2013 - Stephanie Sanders
  • 2012 - Mitch Pender
  • 2011 - Jane Fillmore
  • 2010 - Kelly McNear
  • 2009 - Becca Putans
  • 2007 - Rachel Lippert
  • 2006 - Andrew Dill
  • 2005 - Natalie McKinney
  • 2004 - Emily Carville
  • 2003 - Kim Illg
  • 2002 - Rebecca Reichle

CRC Handbook Award

A copy of the most recent CRC Handbook is given annually to a first-year student who has completed both Chemistry 121 and Chemistry 123 and who has demonstrated excellence in chemistry.

Awardees include:

  • 2014-2015 - Wendi Wang
  • 2013-2014 - Grace Talaski
  • 2012-2013 - Kassy Kneen
  • 2011-2012 - Brandon Moretti
  • 2010-2011 - Michael Dix
  • 2009-2010 - William Spencer
  • 2008-2009 - Christopher Omerza
  • 2007-2008 - Gregory Messenger
  • 2006-2007 - Matthew Logan
  • 2005-2006 - Stacy Capehart
  • 2004-2005 - Teresa Giacomazzi, Andrew Kerch and Steve Schluentz
  • 2003-2004 - Wendy Simanton

Dow Scholarship

The Dow Chemical Company Foundation Scholarship is a prestigious academic award of $16,000 to be paid in installments of $4,000/year as long as the student meets the eligibility requirements. In addition, the scholarship recipient will be identified in the future as a Dow Scholar.

In 2003, this award was discontinued.

Awardees include:

  • 2002 - Scott Kortlandt
  • 2001 - Brianna Granlund
  • 2000 - Kimberly Illg
  • 1999 - Dan Holland
  • 1998 - Josh Konzer
  • 1997 - Tim Johnson (Bryan Kusiak)
  • 1996 - Rachel Hector
  • 1995 - Art Bragg
  • 1994 - Amanda Gilman
  • 1993 - Ryan Sweeder
  • 1992 - Lynn Johnson
  • 1991 - Kenadi Myers (Jean Kwiesinski)
  • 1990 - Audra Kim Buffenn
  • 1989 - Audra Kim Buffenn
  • 1988 - Steve Malinak
  • 1987 - Michelle Kroupa
  • 1986 - Kevin Lepard

Daniel M. Steffenson Chemistry Scholarship

Awarded to a student who embodies the spirit of Dan Steffenson, professor emeritus, by demonstrating excellence in first-year chemistry, membership in the Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program, and having an intellectual inquisitiveness beyond their years.

Recent awardees include:

  • 2015-2016 - Grace Talaski
  • 2014-2015 - Kathleen Casebeer
  • 2013-2014 - Corbin Livingston, Wendi Wang and Grace Talaski
  • 2012-2013 - Stephanie Sanders
  • 2011-2012 - Brandon Markle
  • 2011-2012 - Michelle Miele
  • 2010-2011 - Edward N. Bachle

David W. Green Chemistry Scholarship

Awarded to a student who embodies the spirit of former Chemistry Professor David W. Green, '64, by demonstrated excellence in analytical chemistry, service to the Chemistry Department as a TA, and to the greater college community through participation in co-curricular activities, athletics, or volunteerism.

Recent awardees include:

  • 2015-2016 - Jacelyn Cubalo
  • 2014-2015 - Arianna Leonardi
  • 2013-2014 - Michael Dix, Shannon Murphy and Joshua Pender
  • 2012-2013 - Mitchell A. Pender
  • 2011-2012 - Lyndsey A. Reynolds
  • 2010-2011 - Michael A. Albano

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