Dean's Award Luncheon

The Award Luncheon

The dean of the College of Science hosts an annual Dean's Award Luncheon at the end of each academic year to celebrate the achievements of the college's top graduating seniors.

Dean's Award

The Dean's Award was established in 1980 and is presented to a graduating senior in recognition of exemplary personal character, leadership, service, and outstanding scholarship.

Dean's Research Awards

In 2012, the inaugural Dean's Research Award was presented. This award is presented in recognition of exceptional research within and across the traditional boundaries of scholarly disciplines to a graduating senior who embraces, facilitates, and fosters an environment of scientific inquiry.

Department Awards

At the awards banquet, each of the College of Science departments recognize students for their outstanding scientific achievements throughout their college careers.

Shilts/Leonard Award

Annually, the College of Science presents the Rev. James. L Shilts, C.S.C./ Doris and Eugene Leonard Teaching Award for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. This award was named in honor of Rev. James Shilts, C.S.C., who taught in the Department of Physics from 1961 until 1982.  

List of recipients:

  • 2016: David Galvin, Mathematics
  • 2015: Anthony Hyder, Physics
  • 2014: Michael Hildreth, Physics
  • 2013: David Hyde, Biological Sciences
  • 2012: Jeffrey Diller, Mathematics
  • 2011: Chris Kolda, Physics
  • 2010: Margaret Dobrowolska-Furdyna, Physics
  • 2009: Pit-Mann Wong, Mathematics
  • 2008: Seth Brown, Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • 2007: Xavier Creary, Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • 2006: Alexander Himonas, Mathematics
  • 2005: Randal Ruchti, Physics
  • 2004: Alan Johnson, Biological Sciences
  • 2003: Gary Lamberti, Biological Sciences
  • 2002: Mitchell Wayne, Physics
  • 2001: Francis Connolly, Mathematics
  • 2000: Sunny Boyd, Biological Sciences
  • 1999: Dennis Jacobs, Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • 1998: Harold Esch, Biological Sciences
  • 1997: Warren Wong, Mathematics
  • 1996: Paul Helquist, Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • 1995: Rick Goetz, Biological Sciences
  • 1994: Marvin Miller, Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • 1993: Barth Pollak, Mathematics
  • 1992: Mort Fuchs, Biological Sciences
  • 1991: Alan Howard, Mathematics
  • 1990: Jerry Freeman, Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • 1989: Paul Chagnon, Physics
  • 1988: Paul Weinstein, Biological Sciences
  • 1987: Emil Hofman, Chemistry
  • 1986: John Derwent, Mathematics
  • 1985: Rudolph Bottei, Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • 1984: Jim Cushing, Physics