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College of Science students earn awards, scholarships
The College of Science in May honored outstanding students and faculty members with annual departmental awards for the 2012-13 academic year and scholarships for 2013-14.

"Our students are inspiring with their level of commitment and achievement, so it's good to be able to recognize some of them for all their hard work and dedication to study and research," Dean of Science Pamela Jansma said. "They are going to be our leaders of tomorrow and we're committed to providing them with the best education possible as well as the opportunity to be involved in groundbreaking research during their time here at UT Arlington."

Award and scholarship recipients include, by department:

Department of Biology
Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award - Darrelle Colinot, Anh Le, Jose Maldonado
Outstanding Graduate Research Award - Nisita Obulareddy
Allied Health Award - Samantha Trinh
T. E. Kennerly Award for Excellence in Teaching - Heath Blackmon
The William F. Pyburn Fellowship - Paul Pasichnyk
The Dr. Thomas R. Hellier, Jr. & Mrs. Evelyn F. Hellier Biology Scholarship - Claudia Marquez, Jessica Stevens
The William L. & Martha Hughes Award for the Study of Biology - Yomna Farooqi, Dianna Nguyen, Emmanuel Fordjour, Nathan Nguyen, Whitney Hall, Toan Nguyen, Thao Hoang, Andrew Schroeder, Sungryeong Kim, Martin Tran
See photos from the department's awards ceremony here.

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
The CRC Handbook Award for Outstanding Freshman - Alexa Dean
The Robert F. Francis Award for Outstanding Sophomore - Ruona Ebiai
The R. L. Hoyle Award for Outstanding Junior - Hiep Nguyen
The John T. Murchison Award for Outstanding Senior - Akinde Kadjo
The American Chemical Society Award for Outstanding Chemistry & Biochemistry Major - Khoa Nguyen
The Outstanding Chemistry Clinic Tutor Award - Hassan Kanani
Chemistry and Biochemistry Society Outstanding Member Award - Clifford "CJ" Bautista
Undergraduate Research Award - John Gurak
Undergraduate Teaching Award - Amanda Dark

Daniel & Linda Armstrong Scholarship - Prajay Patel, John Gurak
Sharon & Donald L. Jernigan Chemistry Scholarship - Jonathan Thacker, Hassan Kanani
Dennis S. Marynick Scholarship - Khoa Nguyen
Ash Grove Cement Excellence Scholarship - Junhee Park, Mayokun Olanipekun
John T. Murchison Scholarship - Lauren Apgar, Tony "Danny" Nguyen
Graduate Teaching Award - Nicole Khatibi
President James Spaniolo Graduate Research Award - Shuai Chen
Charles K. Baker Fellowship Award - C. Phillip Shelor

Department of Mathematics
John A. Gardner Scholarship - Kevin Mark Roche, Lingjia Zhang, Norma Ghanem
H.A.D. Dunsworth Scholarship - Prajay Patel, Erick A. Villarreal
R. Kannan Memorial Scholarship - Andrew McGinnis, Eric A. Moraw, Timothy J. Hoffman
Benny M. McCarley Scholarship - Omomayowa P. Olawoyin, Denise Rangel
Stephen R. Bernfeld Memorial Scholarship - Richard Chandler, Pengcheng Xiao
Outstanding Junior - Andrew McGinnis
Outstanding Senior - Josh E. Hodges
Outstanding Math Clinic Tutor - Mark Jackson
Outstanding Graduate Teaching - Thomas Seaquist, Padmini Veerapen
Outstanding Graduate Research - Aubrey Rhoden, Weichao Wang
Outstanding Graduate Student - Julie Sutton

Department of Physics
Outstanding Physics Major - Shree Bhattarai, Timothy Hoffman
R. Jack Marquis Award - Bryan Black, Cezanne Narcisse
Keith W. Tompkins Award - Aaron Baca, Hector Tejeda
John D. McNutt Award - Last Feremenga, Sarah Hernandez
Scharff Award - Harsha Perera, Christy Boone, Kinjal Gandha
Bonnie Cecil and Jo Thompson Award - Lee Baker, Jordan Benson
James L Horwitz Award - Timothy Blake, Brian Bui

Department of Psychology
The Verne Cox Outstanding Graduate Research Award - Priya Iyer
Distinguished Graduate Teaching Award - Ailing Li, Anna Park

Posted May 29, 2013

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