Class of 2021 Celebration

Greetings Seniors and Undergraduate Awardees,

Please register for the 2021 Chemistry Undergraduate Awards Ceremony, hosted by the Department of Chemistry on Zoom. Feel free to forward this invitation to your family, friends, and anyone else that you'd like to join in our virtual celebration of academic excellence.

When: Friday May 14, 2021 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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A Message from the Chair

Dear Honorees, Graduates, Parents, Relatives and Friends,

On behalf of the Faculty and Staff of the Department of Chemistry, it is my great pleasure to congratulate the 2021 graduating class, at the bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD levels! Additionally, I congratulate our outstanding junior, sophomore, and first-year undergraduate students who are receiving awards and scholarships in recognition of their superior performance in the 2020-2021 academic year.

At the College of Arts and Sciences’ undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies, and at the Department of Chemistry’s Undergraduate Awards Ceremony, we celebrate academic success – a culmination of hard work and continued efforts. Our students have met goals and, in the 2020-2021 academic year, have overcome unprecedented challenges and have thrived despite the prevailing circumstances, UB’s altered mode of instruction, and the myriad changes to life on campus. My colleagues and I on the Chemistry faculty are proud of students’ remarkable accomplishments and perseverance. We are indeed delighted to honor the achievements of our students as we experience their success in our Chemistry program – Bravo!

Our graduates join a distinguished group of alumni with presence all over the world who received degrees from UB’s Department of Chemistry. Graduates be assured that you have been provided with a solid foundation to embrace the many challenges ahead of you. We are confident of it and feel pride in your pursuit of excellence as you move forward into new and challenging journeys. The world needs you and your talents now more than ever, and you are prepared to deliver!

Congratulations and Best Wishes

David Watson, Chair

Join Our Celebration!

College of Arts and Sciences Commencement Ceremonies

Graduate
Saturday, May 15
6:00 p.m.

Undergraduate
Sunday, May 16
Arts, Natural Sciences, Math and Interdisciplinary Programs: 9:30 a.m.
Humanities and Social Sciences: 3:00 p.m.

Ceremony Details

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Student Awards

Senior Awards

Erin Ackerly

Jane C. Denton Award, 2021

Christopher Barone

Ralph F. Theuer Award, 2020
American Institute of Chemists Award, 2021
Department Honors: Highest Distinction

Benjamin Bartula

Ralph F. Theuer Award, 2020
Medicinal Chemistry Scholarship, 2021

Ada Chan

Jane C. Denton Award, 2021

Qi Qi Chen

Department Honors: High Distinction

Yasmine Dabash

Department Honors: High Distinction

Gina Delmonache

Department Honors: Distinction

Jonathan Dietrich

William E. Townsend Award, 2021

Audrey Hoyt

Department Honors: High Distinction

Wahida Jannat

William E. Townsend Award, 2021

Ralph Januale

Albert Padwa Award, 2021

Lauryn Jerz

Jane C. Denton, 2020
Ralph F. Theuer Award, 2020
Joseph and Louise K. Tufariello Award, 2021
Priscilla B. Clarke Award, 2021
Department Honors: Highest Distinction

Uijeong Jo

Department Honors: Distinction

Rosheena Juman

Department Honors: High Distinction

Edward Koester

Department Honors: Distinction

Ciara Lascelle

William E. Townsend Award, 2021
Department Honors: Distinction

Annie Le

William E. Townsend Award, 2021

William Le

Department Honors: Distinction

Katrina Ma

ACS Analytical Chemistry Award, 2020

Daniel Morphet

CAS Outstanding Senior Award, 2021
Department Honors: High Distinction

Kelly Murray

Department Honors: High Distinction

Lara Naser Asa'D Karzoun

William E. Townsend Award, 2021

Samantha Nelson

Jane C. Denton Award, 2021

Adaobi Obunadike

Department Honors: Distinction

Brandon Oligny

Peter T. Lansbury Award, 2020
WNY ACS Medicinal Chemistry Award, 2021
Department Honors: Highest Distinction

Alec Pitter

ACS Physical Chemistry Award, 2021

Brian Pulver

William E. Townsend Award, 2021
Department Honors: Distinction

Molly Reilly

Department Honors: Highest Distinction

Julia Siegmann

ACS Analytical Chemistry Award, 2021

Chaeeon Song

Department Honors: Distinction

Elizabeth Stippell

Albert Padwa Award, 2020
WNY ACS Chemistry Award, 2021
ACS Inorganic Chemistry Award, 2021
Department Honors: High Distinction

Adegboyega Thompson

William E. Townsend Award, 2021
Department Honors: High Distinction

Javier Trifundio

Department Honors: Distinction

Therese Wild

Jane C. Denton Award, 2020
Peter T. Lansbury Chemistry Award, 2020
Ralph F. Theuer Award, 2020
ACS Organic Chemistry Award, 2021
Department Honors: Highest Distinction

Junior Awards

Rebecca Tarbox

Peter T. Lansbury Award, 2021

Jessica Dittmer

William E. Townsend Award, 2021

Ralph Januale

Albert Padwa Award, 2021

Sophomore Awards

Annie Le

William E. Townsend Award, 2021

Bryan Renzoni

Sol J. Lederman Fellowship, 2021
Michael Detty Award, 2021

Freshman Awards

Excellence in Freshman Chemistry

Unnati Agarwal
Spencer Ang
Max Barletta
Devon Burnside
Megan Callahan
Ethan Fargo
Lamon Friday
Victoria Giustino
Quinn Gruppe
Max Gustin
Katelyn Hilko
Lea Kyle
Jinxia Lin
Stella Lu
Prasiddhi Patel
Bradley Rao
Bryan Renzoni
Christine Singh
Shane Varner

Excellence in Organic Chemistry

Stephanie Flint
Aliya Hyman
Julia Johnson
Paige Keelty
Becka Konnayil
Rhys Mendel
Holly Morgenstern
Richard Pasternack
Rachel Steffan
Meghan Sullivan