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Congratulations New Wizards

Group photo of the 2023 Graduates of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry wearing their Wizard Hats
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry 2023 New Wizards

We held our annual Wizard Hat Ceremony on April 28, 2023. It was an afternoon filled with honoring the accomplishments of 63 different students. Over 80 certificates were given out, including recognizing Departmental Scholarship recipients, Summer Research Fellows, Analyst Certifications, and our graduating Seniors.

We gave out Excellence awards, showcasing the students with the best performance in both Lab and Lecture portions of each class. Our winners of those awards, receiving a certificate and a Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry jacket, were:

Tessa Sprague and Erika Morgan–Excellence in General Chemistry

Danielle Ali–Excellence in Inorganic Chemistry

Jocelyn Stephens–Excellence in Physical Chemistry

Sara Alsaifi–Excellence in Organic Chemistry

Gabe Miles–Excellence in Biochemistry

Alyssa Hendricks–Excellence in Analytical Chemistry

AJ Santana Cabrera–Excellence in Advanced Analytical Chemistry

2023 Excellence Award winners photo collage on blue background with the word Excellence
Our 2023 Excellence Award winners

We celebrated the graduation of 23 Chemistry Majors in 2023! All of these young men and women have continually made us proud. They’ve shown amazing dedication to their academics, research, and service to the Department and the University. It was an extremely difficult decision to name just one of them as our Top Senior.  We’re extremely proud to have named Robel Clifton as this year’s Top Graduating Senior.

Photo of Robel Clifton walking to receive his award, with his classmates in the background
Robel Clifton is the 2023 Top Graduating Senior

Congratulations to all who received an award this year, especially to those that went home with their Wizard Hats!