In recognition of outstanding academic achievement, Ryan Morrison ’15 has been named a 2015 Outstanding Student by the Stonehill College Chemistry Department.
Morrison, a chemistry major from Berlin, Connecticut, has demonstrated a commitment to scholarship that exemplifies the habits of mind that Stonehill seeks to help students cultivate.
Morrison was an active member of the chemistry community during his time at Stonehill, serving as a teaching assistant for multiple courses and as a chemistry tutor for the College’s Center for Writing and Academic Achievement. He was also treasurer of the Stonehill College Chemistry and Biochemistry Society.
While participating in the Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) in the summer of 2013, Morrison worked with Pamela Lombardi, assistant professor of chemistry, and Nisha Khubchandani ’16 on Enantioselective Metal-Catalyzed Allylic Oxidations Using Novel Peptide and NHC Ligands.
Morrison will begin his pursuit of a Ph.D. in chemistry at Boston College this fall.
Selected Activities and Achievements
- Inducted into the Lambda Epsilon Sigma Honor Society (Stonehill College)
- Inducted into the Sigma Zeta Honor Society (science and mathematics)
- Recipient of the PolyEd Award for Organic Chemistry (2013)
- Accepted to the Department of Homeland Security’s HS-STEM Summer Internship
- Treasurer of the Stonehill College Chemistry and Biochemistry Society
- Executive board member of the on-campus chapter of Knights of Columbus
- Presented a research poster at the Dallas and Denver American Chemical Society National Conferences
- Presented a research poster at the Brandeis University Science Symposium