Class of 2006


Marsha DeSmet


Major: Chemistry with a Biochemical Concentration

After Saint Mary's: Graduate School in microbiology at Purdue University

Department Service: Teaching Assistant for Chemistry 121, 122, 221, and 222. Marcha was also the Treasurer for SMAACS

Research: Research with Dr. Chris Makaroff at Miami University



  Stephanie Dolph  

Major: Chemistry

After Saint Mary's: Analytical Chemist for Pfizer in Connecticut

Research: Summer internship at The Lebermuth Company in Mishawaka, IN


  Nicole Marie Gifford  

Major: Chemsitry and Chemical Engineering

After Saint Mary's: Chemical Engineering degree at Notre Dame (2007) followed by an industrial position

Research: Summer Internship at The Lebermuth Company in Bremen, IN


  Nona Hollenbaugh  

Major: Chemistry with a Biochemical Concentration

Minor: Biology

After Saint Mary's: Medical School

Department Service: Stockroom assistant, teaching assistant and senior co-chair of SMAACS

Research: "UV-Vis Analysis of Ester Mixtures" with Dr. Bays Summer of 2002

The Influence of Phenyl-pentafluorophenyl charge-transfer interactions on steroselectivity with Dr. Feigl during the 04-05 school year.

The molecular biology and biochemistry of eukaryotic DNA base excision repair with Dr. Mark Kelley of the Harmon B. Wells Center for Pediatric Research in the Summer of 2005

Other activities:


  DeAnna Travis  

Major: Chemistry

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

Department Service: Teaching assistant, Lab prep assistant and SMAACS member


Other activities:

DeAnna is a member of the Student Academic Council, the Friends with Sisters, and does after-school tutoring.


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  Staci Van Lue  

Major: Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Minor: Math

After Saint Mary's: Finish engineering degree and Notre Dame, research and development position in nanotechnology industry.

Department Service: SMAACS member first year through junior year, presented at ACS national conference spring 2005, Teaching Assistant in Chemistry for nurses.

Research: Research with Dr. Alex Kandel at the University of Notre Dame, summer of 2004 to present, focus on exploration of alkanethiol SAMs and different fullerenes using STM

Research for Dr. Zhu, spring of 2006, focus on fabrication of microfluidic systems

Other activities: Circle K first year, SGA sophomore year, AICHE