2012 Academic Awards

Presented Wednesday, 2 May, 2012


The Ignacio Ocasio Freshman Chemistry Achievement Award

    Highest Achievement in Freshman Chemistry


Iota Sigma Pi / Frank Hovorka Prize

    Woman Chemistry Major with the Highest Average after Three Semesters


Olin Freeman Tower Prize

    Excellence in Physical Chemistry (BA)


Carl F. Prutton Prize

    Scholarship in Chemistry


W. R. Veazey Prize

    Excellence in Physical Chemistry (BS)


Analytical Chemistry Award

    Outstanding Analytical Chemistry


Hippolyte Gruener Award

    Student Merit in Chemistry


Merck Index Award

    Outstanding Chemistry Student


Hypercube Scholar Award

    Outstanding Senior pursuing graduate work


Inorganic Chemistry Award

    Excellence in Inorganic Chemistry


Dumitru and Gheorghe D. Mateescu Student Citizenship Award

    Undergraduate Student Recipient


Dumitru and Gheorghe D. Mateescu Student Citizenship Award

    Graduate Student Recipient


Graduate Teaching Award


Graduate Dean's Instructional Excellence Award


Outstanding Presentation

ACS 2012 Cleveland Meeting-in-Miniature – Oberlin College. "Alteration of Carbocyclic Skeleton of Bryonolic Acid: Employing Diversity Oriented Synthesis Strategy"


Outstanding Chemistry Alumus

David Fries received his B.S. in Chemistry at Florida Atlantic University in 1967. He completed his Ph.D. in the Department of Chemistry at Case Western Reserve University in 1970. David began his career at General Electric where he served 17 years in numerous executive roles in engineering, manufacturing, senior management, and finance. David Fries joined VantagePoint in 2001. He has been a senior-level venture capitalist for more than 20 years, bringing in a total of more than 37 years of operations, advanced technology, and investment experience. Current, David is a Managing Director at VantagePoint.