Awards

Listed below are some of the awards that have been won by students, faculty and staff in the department. These awards include personal teaching, research, and service awards as well as department-wide awards.

Nebraska University-Wide Departmental Teaching Award
1993 - UNK Department of Chemistry

Nebraska University-Wide Outstanding Teaching & Instructional Creativity Award
1992 - Don Kaufman

Leland Holdt/Security Mutual Life Distinguished Faculty Award (campus-wide)
2010 - Christopher Extrom
2007 - Don Kaufman

Pratt-Heins Awards for Excellence in Teaching (campus-wide)
2019 - Kristy Kounovsky-Shafer
2003 - Michael Mosher
1991 - James Roark
1986 - Don Kaufman

Pratt-Heins Awards for Excellence in Research (campus-wide)
2006 - Christopher Exstrom
2001 - Michael Mosher

Pratt-Heins Awards for Excellence in Service (campus-wide)
2018 - Chris Exstrom
2017 - Scott Darveau
1994 - Carl Sterner

Faculty Senate Distinguished Service Award
2008 - Scott Darveau
2013 - Scott Darveau

UNK Mortar Board Faculty Member of the Year
1999 - Yvonne Gindt

UNK Student Government Professor of the Year
2005 - Don Kaufman

Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor of the Year
2015 – Mahesh Pattabiraman
2012 – Haishi Cao
2006 - Christopher Exstrom (College of Natural & Social Sciences)

Ellison Award for Service to Science Education
2001 - R. David Clark

UNK Staff Senate Awards
2016 – Lonnie Baxter, Recognition of Excellence Award
2010 – Lonnie Baxter, Employee Achievement Award
2000 - UNK Department of Chemistry -- Department of the Month
1997 - Lonnie Baxter -- Employee of the Month

Outstanding Honors Faculty of the Year
2006 - Scott A. Darveau

UNK Creative Teaching Award
2003 - Michael Mosher
2001 - Michael Mosher
1999 - Michael Mosher