Two CSS Scholars Win Chancellor’s Awards

April 17, 2019

Two Chancellor's Science Scholars have received campus-wide Chancellor’s Awards. Kristen Gardner, CSS 3, received the 2019 Venable Medal, awarded for outstanding academic work, character, and outstanding contributions to the university community and to chemistry. Only two Venable Medals are awarded each year, by the Rho Chapter of the Alpha Chi Sigma professional chemistry fraternity, to outstanding seniors majoring in chemistry. Kristen is from Charlotte, NC.

Sweta Karlekar, CSS 4, received the 2019 Ernest A. Abernathy Prize in Student Publications, awarded annual to the undergraduate judged by a special committee to have done the most distinctive work during the current year in the field of student publications. Sweta, a junior from Ashburn, VA, is majoring in computer science, with a minor in entrepreneurship.

Both awards were announced at the Chancellor’s Awards Ceremony on April 16, 2019.

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Interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz presents the 2019 Venable Medal to senior Kristen Gardner.