2011 Students Awards

2011 Chemistry Awards

 Distinguished Service Award

Nate Kolosky
This award is presented annually to CSB or SJU senior who has contributed to the department in some aspect of service. Their name is placed on a plaque in the Ardolf Science Center.

Glen Arth Award

Eric Uzelac
Glen Arth graduated from Saint John's University with a bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1933. He then attended the University of Colorado where he obtained a master's degree in chemistry. He went to work of the pharmaceutical company, Merck, Sharpe & Dohme, where he worked until his death in September 1975. Glen Arth made many important contributions in the synthesis and biochemistry of steroids. Notable among his accomplishments was his participation in the synthesis of cortisone.
In 1976 Glen Arth's friends and coworkers at Merck, Sharpe & Dohme established the Glen Arth scholarship in his memory. Annually this $750 award is given to an outstanding Saint John's University junior chemistry major.


Sister Rogatia Sohler Award

Shirin D'Souza
Sister Rogatia Sohler graduated brom the College of Saint Benedict with a Bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1932. Following graduation from CSB, she went to Marquette University from which she obtained a Master's degree in organic chemistry. In 1933, she began teaching chemistry at CSB where she taught until her retirement in 1973. Sister Rogatia died at the age of 90 in September 1992.
Sixteen years ago the Chemistry Department established an award in her name. The family of Dr. William Muldoon established an academic scholarship for this award. The $750 award is given annually to an outstanding College of Saint Benedict junior chemistry major.

Father Matthew Kiess Award

Danelle Rolle
Father Matthew Kiess was a master teacher and excellent experimental chemist. He was instrumental in leading the fund drive that led to the construction of the science center on the Saint John's campus in 1964-65. The $1000 scholarship in his name is awarded to a CSB or SJU sophomore or junior has shown outstanding skill, effort and accomplishment in the laboratory.


American Institute of Chemists Award

Sara Kokkila - College of Saint Benedict
Jake Petersburg - Saint John's University
This award is presented to an outstanding senior from each school who has a demonstrated record of ability, leadership and shows professional promise in the field of chemistry or biochemistry. The award consists of a certificate and a one-year membership in the American Institute of Chemists.

Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry

Joe Gair - Saint John's University
This award is presented annually to juniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the analystical chemistry sequence. The award consists of an eight-month subscription to the journal Analytical Chemistry and an eight-month honorary membership in the Division of Analytical Chemistry of the American Chemical Society.

Richard L. Jochman Scholarship for Achievement in Organic Chemistry

Kate Kaiser- College of Saint Benedict
Haosen Wang - Saint John's University
This award recognizes outstanding achievement in organic chemistry. It is sponsored by the American Chemical Society and the Joint Polymer Education Committee.

CRC Press Freshman Chemistry Achievement Award

This award recognizes outstanding achievement in general chemistry. The awardees receive a copy of the CRC Handbook of Physics and Chemistry.