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 – Student must have completed (prior to the spring award date) both General Chemistry I and II and have completed between 30-60 credit hours in either the Fall or Spring semester.
- Best Graduating Senior – Student must be graduating in either December, May, or August of that year.
- Best Student Researcher – Student must have completed their research at Shepherd under the direction of a chemistry faculty advisor.
|Best Sophomore in Chemistry||Best Graduating Senior in Chemistry||Best Student Researcher in Chemistry|
|2021||Amy Hughes & Keana McManus||Abby Wadsworth||Jackson Stewart|
|2020||Victoria Librizzi & Jackson Stewart||Elizabeth George||Nicolas Sheetz|
|2019||Amy Filip & Elizabeth George||Benjamin Lanham||Benjamin Lanham|
|2018||Makaila Emery||Courtney Glascock||Sierra Badley|
|2017||Benjamin Lanham||Matthew Henshaw||Michael Smith|
|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. Emphasis will be given to students’ success in physical and general chemistry class and lab work. 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|
|2022 –||2015 – Christina Russell||2008 – Nicholas Kuon|
|2021 – Zachary Duffy||2014 – Alexander Wroe||2007 – Heather Smith|
|2020 – Elizabeth George||2013 – Brittani Love||2006 – Daniel Shissler & Kyle LaFollette|
|2019 – Clayton Smith||2012 – Craig Buwala||2005 – Tyler Grove|
|2018 – Clayton Smith & Devon Umstead||2011 – Phillip Sinsky||2004 – Robert Feltz|
|2017 – Michael Smith||2010 – Darrell Collision & James Arndt||2003 – Jing Dong|
|2009 – Catherine Razzook||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 chemistry and biochemistry class and lab work and/or research.
|Recipients of the John Diehl Award
|2022 –||2016 – Matthew Henshaw||2008 – Catherine Razzook|
|2021 – Olivia Dominiski||2015 – Christiana Hess||2007 – Sarah Reinhardt|
|2020 – Julia Ivey||2014 – Michael Fagiola||2006 – Kelli Corey|
|2019 – Makaila Emery||2013 – Jacob Smith||2005 – Daniel Shissler|
|2018 – Devon Umstead||2011 – Sara Kurian||2004 – Aaron Lee|
|2017 – Molly Lovern||2010 – Whitney Sheppard||2003 – Jan McNeil|
|2009 – Jenna Sizemore|