The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Danny Glickman and Kennedy Miller are the 2021 recipients of the department’s annual Excellence in Service Award.
The Excellence in Service Award was created to acknowledge the contributions of students in building the pillars of the department: academics, research, and service. The awardees are students who have dedicated themselves to their department, their profession, and their fellow students. The award recognizes service as learning assistants (LA), teaching assistants (TA), and service in general.
Graduating senior Danny Glickman received the award in recognition of his work as an LA and as the club president of the Nittany Chemical Society (NCS). As the NCS president, he planned and led a number of events for students, despite the challenging conditions that student organizations faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. As an LA, he worked with students in first year seminar courses for two years. During this time, Glickman mentored first-year chemistry students and helped to foster a vibrant learning community. He has also been an active participant in departmental outreach and recruiting efforts.
Kennedy Miller, who is a graduating senior, was selected in recognition of her service as an LA and as a TA. Miller was an LA for first year seminar and for CHEM 112 over the past four semesters. She created a positive learning environment in the classroom and mentored students to help them prepare for applying to graduate school and conducting undergraduate research. She also served as a TA for CHEM 110B, where she demonstrated exceptional teaching and leadership skills while also fostering learning among students.
Please join the Department of Chemistry in thanking these students for their commitment to service.