UNG’s annual chemistry awards are the Oscars of student success! “I’m most proud of our student achievements,” said Dr. Lori Wilson. Congratulations to the following students:


For more than two years, Dr. Eric Huddleston guided Grace McLeod in organic research.
  • Grace McLeod, B.S. Chemistry ‘20, Dahlonega, GA: American Institute of Chemists (AIC) Award and departmental Organic Chemistry Award. “The UNG chemistry department has made so much possible for me that I never expected,” McLeod said. “My overall goal in graduate school is to work to develop sustainable polymer materials, and eventually work in industry.” McLeod has been accepted to the Ph.D. Chemistry program at Florida State University.
  • Mason Butt, B.S. Chemistry/Pre-Medicine, ’21, Cartersville, GA: Dr.Max Hair Scholarship & Award for the outstanding organic chemistry student this year. He is intrigued by organic chemistry, saying it is like figuring out how to put together a puzzle.
  • Mary Dennis, B.S. Chemistry ’20, Newnan, GA:UNG Chemistry Graduate Award and thedepartmental Physical Chemistry Award. “Chemistry is tough, there’s no doubt about that,” Dennis said. “Choosing chemistry at UNG makes the task less daunting – not because the material is easier, but because of the people surrounding you and holding you up.” After graduation, Dennis plans on graduate school in marine science.
Emily Shrewsbury
  • Emily Shrewsbury, B.S. Chemistry ‘21, Dallas, GA: UNG Chemistry Service Award and thedepartmental Analytical Chemistry Award. “The professors in the department are here to truly help you and foster a love and appreciation for chemistry,” Shrewsbury said. “I have never felt as though I cannot talk with any of my chemistry professors regarding my classes.”


  • Skyler Hollers, B.S. Chemistry ’21, Buford, GA: Instrumental Chemistry Award (departmental).
  • Katie Marsack, B.S. Chemistry ’20, Dacula, GA: Inorganic Chemistry Award (departmental) and the Gary McGlaun Top Chemistry Student Award.
  • Krystal Sewell, B.S. Chemistry ’20, Flowery Branch, GA: Biochemistry Award (departmental).
  • Jenna Myers, B.S. Biology ’22, Suwanee, GA, and Sophia Swarr, B.S. Exercise Science ’22, CRC General Chemistry Award.