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MABE Celebrates Students, Faculty, and Staff at Awards Banquet

On April 25, MABE’s top students and outstanding faculty and staff were honored during the department’s annual awards banquet at The Foundry.

Student award winners were:

Outstanding Junior Award (all recipients had a 4.0 GPA)

Caroline Altoonian
MacKenzie Brogan
Karaley Carmichael
Visalsaya Chakpuang
Robert Davis
Jacob Howard
Seth Jenkins
Price Lenoir
Kieran Maben
Spencer Moody
Nathan Pitcher
Adam Schoolfield

students lined up across the stage holding their award certificate

Outstanding Junior Award winners

Outstanding Senior Award (all recipients had a 4.0 GPA)
Derrick Bailey
Conor Brown
Joseph Brown
Carter Hatch
Max Howell
William Turner
Benjamin Jones
Dylan Marler
Clamon Moody
Meghan Smitherman
Benjamin Sparkman
William Werner

6 students in a line across the stage holding their award certificate

Outstanding Senior Award winners

Mark GodBold Scholarship Award
Christian White

Dr. Ekici in a suit with an orange tie and Christian White wearing khakis and navy sweater on stage

Christian White

Outstanding Graduate Student Award
Seth Holladay
Joshua Maraj
Fengpei Yuan

Joshua Maraj

Fengpei Yuan

MABE Student Leadership Award
Chadwicke Bolding
Sreya Kumptla

Faculty and staff award winners were:

Thomas Stewart McCorkle Family Endowed Faculty Award for Teaching
Associate Professor Subhy Chakraborty


Thomas Stewart McCorkle Family Endowed Faculty Award for Research
Professor Zhili Zhang


Boulet Outstanding Faculty Service Award
Senior Lecturer Mark Barker
Senior Lecturer Rob Bond
Lecturer Sara Hanrahan

Bond, Hanrahan, and Barker

Louis and Ann Hoffman Endowed Excellence in Research Award-Tenure Track
Assistant Professor Zhenbo Wang
Assistant Professor Phil Kreth


B. Ray Thompson Endowed Excellence in Research Award-Tenured
Professor Xiaopeng Zhao


MABE Outstanding Faculty Initiative and Leadership Award
Professor Tony Schmitz


Volunteer Spirit Faculty Award
Professor Jackie Johnson


Volunteer Spirit Staff Award
Administrative Specialist Julie Knoefel


MABE Translational Research and Innovation Award
Professor Feng-Yuan Zhang