Class of 2005

 
 

Lindsey Brazys

 

Major: Chemistry with a Biochemistry Concentration

After Saint Mary's: Indiana University Law School - Bloomington, IN

Department Service: Chemistry 101 Teaching Assistant and Grader

Research: Summer research (2004) done at the University of Notre Dame under the guidance of Dr. S. Alex Kandel. This physical chemistry lab uses scanning tunneling microscopes to look at molecules on the nanoscale. In her research specifically, she looked at Copper Phthalocyanine molecules on a Au(111) surface to study their interactions. This research was a preliminary experiment for a more advanced research project in molecular electronics.

Senior Comprehensive Presentation: Study of the Interaction of Copper Phthalocyanine Molecules with an Au(111) Surface using STM

Other activities: Lindsey was also the Student Activities Board Treasurer and Spirit Chair as well as a member of the Notre Dame Pre-Law Society. She was SMAACS treasurer.

 

 
 
  Sarah Dunn  

Major: Chemistry with a Biochemical Concentration

Minors: Mathematics and Biology

After Saint Mary's: Graduate program at the University of California, San Diego in Biochemistry

Department Service: Stockroom Assistant and Grader

Research: Research Assistant at UCSD (for two summers) and Notre Dame (for three years)

Senior Comprehensive Presentation: Mutational Changes in Class 1 Tax/MHC/HLA-A2 Affect Peptide Binding

Other: Sarah was a LOGAN Center officer for two years as the Saturday Recreation Coordinator. She was also a Student Diversity Board officer for two years and a Varsity cross country athlete for three years.

 

 
     
 
  Jennifer Herdman  

Major: Chemistry

Minor: Mathematics

After Saint Mary's: Graduate School in Chemistry at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Department Service: Teaching Assistant for Physics and Physical Chemistry

Research: Summer and senior research at Hope College under the direction of Dr. William Polik

Senior Comprehensive Presentation: Spectroscopy of Highly Excited Vibrational States of Formaldehyde by Dispersed Fluorescence

Other: Jennifer was a four-year member of the Saint Mary's soccer team and was captain her senior year. She was also vice president of Pi Mu Alpha (math honor society) and the Secretary/Treasurer of the Student Athletic Advisory Council.

Jennifer was elected to Who's Who and Sigma Xi.

 

 
 
  Donna Lubbers  

Major: Chemistry with a Biochemical Concentration

Minors: Mathematics and Biology

After Saint Mary's: Graduate School in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Kansas in Lawrence

Department Service: Biochemistry Lab Assistant, SMAACS member

Research: Summer research at Hope College under the direction of Dr. Michael Pikaart.

Senior Comprehensive Presentation: The Effects of Site-Directed Mutagenesis on the Interaction between GATA-1 and DNA

Other: Donna won the Saint Catherine's Medal in 2003. She has also served as the Student Activities Board Traditional Events Chair, the Student Diversity Board Community Contact, the Student Judicial Board chair, and as a member of the Midnight Madness and Orientation Welcome Committees. Donna was a volunteer in the community, doing tutoring, working with the elderly and in shelters, with Habitat for Humanity and at St. Joseph Hospital.

Donna won the 2005 Outstanding Senior award for the College Alumnae Association and was elected to Who's Who and Sigma Xi.

 
   
 
  Gina Skubick  

Major: Chemistry with a Biochemical Concentration

Minor: Mathematics

After Saint Mary's: Graduate School in Organic Chemistry at the University of California, San Diego

Department Service: Teaching Assistant for Organic Chemistry as well as the Preparatory Assistant for General Chemistry and Teaching Assistant for Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry

Research: Summer 2004 at Columbia University

Senior Comprehensive Presentation: Design, Synthesis, and Metal Binding Studies of a4W-IGA: a monomeric, four-helix bundle containing a ferredoxin maquette sequence

Other: Gina served as SMAACS co-president for two years and as a SMAACS tutor. SHe was also the LeMans Hall President and the Residence Hall Association historian. She also served as an Orientation Counselor.

Gina won the Mother M. Rose Elizabeth Award in Chemistry and was elected to Who's Who and Sigma Xi. She also won the Best Paper Award at the St. Joseph Valley Local Section undergraduate paper day. She graduates Summa cum Laude.

 
   
 
  Andjela Subotic  

Major: Chemistry with a Biochemical Concentration and Music with a Vocal Concentration

Minors: Biology and Mathematics

After Saint Mary's: Graduate School in Music at the University of Arkansas

Department Service: Teaching Assistant for General Chemistry and Principles of Chemistry

Research: Summer of 2004 at the University of Arkansas

Senior Comprehensive Presentation: Synthesis and Characterization of Bovine Latoferricin Peptides

Andjela is a member of the Madrigal Singers and the Women's Choir. She has served on the Junior Board, Leaders of a New Indiana, and as Vice President of the Music Club. She has performed in various roles in "Under the Milkwood", was Queen of the Night in the "The Magic Flute" and Susanna in the "Marriage of Figaro."

Andjela served as SMAACS secretary.

Andjela won the American Institute of Chemists Award and was elected to Who's Who. Andjela graduates Summa cum Laude.

 

 

Aubrey Szany  

Major: Chemistry with a Biochemical Concentration

Minors: Mathematics and Biology

After Saint Mary's: a job in the chemical industry

Department Service: Teaching Assistant for Principles of Chemistry and Grader for General chemistry as well as Preparatory Teaching Assistant for Organic Chemistry for two years.

Research: Lilly-funded internship at Bayer Diagnostic Division

Senior Comprehensive Presentation: Diagnostic Testing: Glucose and Cholesterol Oxidase Reactions

Other: Aubrey was a four-year runner for the SMC cross-country team, served for four years on the Residence Hall Association board, and was the last as the National Communications Coordinator. She was also a LeMans Hall Council Committee chair for three years.

Aubrey won the Mark Bambenek Award for service to the department.