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Student Awards

Shepherd University chemistry students are highly valued by their peers and by Shepherd faculty members.  Awards are given to students each year.  Recipients are awarded a cash prize and their names are engraved on a plaque that is displayed on the 3rd floor in Byrd Science Center.

The John Conard Awards

The John Conard Award is given to outstanding students majoring in chemistry.

Best Sophomore in Chemistry Best Graduating Senior in Chemistry Best Student Researcher in Chemistry
2019
2018
2017
2016 Molly Lovern Megan Behrmann Megan Bradfield
2015 Matthew Henshaw Michael Fagiola Logan Sigley & Bryce Williams
2014 Megan O’Keefe Jacob Smith Gerren Simms
2013 Michael Fagiola Brittani Love Jessica Chaney & Rhonda Williams
2012 Bina Malapur Rebecca Furby Brittani Love
2011 Jessica Chaney Brett Shaffer & Whitney Sheppard Brett Shaffer
2010 Sioban Bellow & Rebecca Furby Jenna Sizemore James Arndt & Roderico Acevedo
2009 Whitney Sheppard Hilary Miller Jonathan Catrow
2008 Jenna Sizemore Nicholas Kuon Hilary Miller
2007 Hilary Miller Kyle LaFollette Kyle LaFollette
2006 Sarah Reinhardt Daniel Shissler Christina Anderson
2005 Kyle LaFollette, Catherine Razzook, & Heather Smith Tyler Grove Tyler Grove
2004 Daniel Shissler Jing Dong & Jan McNeil Bernie Boswell & Tyler Grove
2003 Tyler Grove Angel Davey Charles Miller
2002 Jennifer Kuzniar & Jan McNeil Jennifer Voorhees Natalie Carpenter & Matthew Phillips
2001 Angel Davey Jason Bustamente Jason Bustamente
2000 Kendall Fowler April Kilgore Eric Heinemann & Gered Nasuti
1999 Jason Bustamente Kimberly Terneus Kierstan Huff

The John F. Schmidt Award

This award is presented to a student majoring in chemistry. The recipient will have demonstrated significant accomplishment at Shepherd University and potential for contributing to the field in the future. The award was endowed by former students to honor Dr. Schmidt, faculty member in chemistry from 1968 to 2008.

Recipients of the John F. Schmidt Award
2019 2013 – Brittani Love 2007 – Heather Smith
2018 2012 – Craig Buwala 2006 – Daniel Shissler & Kyle LaFollette
2017 2011 – Phillip Sinsky 2005 – Tyler Grove
2015 – Christina Russell 2010 – Darrell Collision & James Arndt 2004 – Robert Feltz
2014 – Alexander Wroe 2009 – Catherine Razzook 2003 – Jing Dong
2008 – Nicholas Kuon 2002 – David Grove

The John Diehl Award

This award is presented to a student majoring in chemistry. The recipient will have demonstrated outstanding achievement in both analytical and biochemistry.

Recipients of the John Diehl Award
2019 2014 – Michael Fagiola 2007 – Sarah Reinhardt
2018 2013 – Jacob Smith 2006 – Kelli Corey
2017 2011 – Sara Kurian 2005 – Daniel Shissler
2016 – Matthew Henshaw 2010 – Whitney Sheppard 2004 – Aaron Lee
2015 – Christiana Hess 2009 – Jenna Sizemore 2003 – Jan McNeil
2008 – Catherine Razzook