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2013 Chemistry Awards Presented at Bridgewater College

Bridgewater College’s chemistry department has recognized four students for their accomplishments in chemistry and research.

The following awards were presented May 7 at the annual Awards Convocation: the John Martin Organic Chemistry Award to Ibrahim AbuNada, the Outstanding Senior in Chemistry Award to Matt Cline, the Outstanding Achievement in General Chemistry Award to Maria Marlin, and the Garland Reed Award for Excellence in Chemical Research to Aaron McMillion.

AbuNada, who received the Martin Award, was presented a $400 cash prize. The award is presented in memory of Dr. John W. Martin Jr., class of 1947, who served on the Bridgewater faculty for 24 years preparing students for careers in medicine and pharmaceutical work. AbuNada, a sophomore biology and chemistry double major, is from Laurel, Md.

Cline, the winner of the Outstanding Senior in Chemistry Award, received a one-year membership in the American Chemical Society presented by the Virginia Section of the American Chemical Society. Cline, a senior chemistry and physics double major, is the son of Dean and Jane Cline from Mount Sidney, Va. He graduated from Bridgewater College on May 18 and will pursue a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Virginia.

Marlin was presented the Chemical Rubber Company Award. The award is presented to the top student in the general chemistry classes. For her achievement, Marlin received a copy of the Chemical Rubber Company’s Handbook of Chemistry and Physics. Marlin, a sophomore biology major with a minor in equine studies, is the daughter of John and Stephanie Marlin from Hellertown, Pa.

McMillion received the Garland Reed Project Award that recognizes the best chemistry project at the college conducted during the year and includes a $1,000 cash prize. The award is named in memory of Garland L. Reed, a 1948 Bridgewater graduate in chemistry, who had a distinguished career in the Food and Drug Administration. McMillion, a junior chemistry major with a minor in biology, is the son of Danielle McMillion from Verona, Va., and Michael  McMillion from Fishersville, Va.

Posted 7/1/13

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