The chemistry department held it's third annual Awards Convocation
and Reception on April 7th, 2006. As part of Honor's Week festivities
at UA, the department recognized it's students who have excelled
in the classroom and research labs.
As part of the ceremony, Clifton Watkins, a graduate student who
spent much of 2005 serving in Iraq, presented the department with
a US flag that was flown in Iraq on September 11, 2005. Clifton
also gave a short slide show of his experiences in Iraq.
Dr. Joe Thrasher announced that an anonymous gift had allowed the
establishment of the Anthony J. Arduengo,
III, Lectureship in Physical Organic Chemistry.
This generous gift, which honors the accomplishments of Dr.
Anthony Arduengo, Saxson Professor of Chemistry, will bring
world renowned researchers in physical organic chemistry to UA to
present scientific lectures.
The main focus of the day was, of course, on the outstanding students
who were being honored for their accomplishments. A number of undergraduate
students were recognized for their excellence in the classroom
Clifton Watkins presents a US flag flown in Iraq and certificate
to Dr. Joseph Thrasher.
Undergraduate Honorees (l to r): Ashley Weems, Todd Hartlage, Thomas
Kelly, Robert Eberly, Ashley Dumas, Whitney Hough, Patrick Keenum,
and Timothy Kucharski
Graduate Honorees (l to r): Keith Gutowski, Vincent Franco, Raluca
Craciun, Daniela Tapu, Qiaoli Liang, Marcin Smiglak