VIENNA, W.Va. – While chemistry may leave many of us baffled, one Ohio Valley University student has received recognition for her mastery of the subject.
Anna Campbell, a biochemistry senior at OVU, was recently selected for the American Chemistry Society Regional Student Award for Best General / Organic Chemistry. She, along with other nominees from several colleges in the region, attended an award dinner at the Country Club in Marietta, Ohio. Students had to be nominated by a professor and maintain high grades in chemistry, show leadership in class, and have good attendance. Several college students from Ohio University, Marietta College, Washington State College, and OVU received awards in different aspects of chemistry.
Campbell’s professor, Dr. Stephen Opoku-Duah, nominated her for the award.
“Anna has been a most outstanding chemistry student for the last four years. She has been one of the students I can consistently rely on to know the material and to help other students,” said Dr. Opoku-Duah.
Campbell has earned a 4.0 GPA not only in chemistry, but in all her subjects at OVU. Besides excelling in academics, she also serves as the captain of the girls’ soccer team.
This recognition is a huge honor for Campbell, but also for the school.
“We see this recognition as the latest indication that our initiative to strengthen the University’s math and science programs continues to be successful,” said Dr. Jim Bullock, Vice President for Academic Affairs. Campbell also credits the University with helping her to excel.
“Ohio Valley University has provided a setting in which I feel comfortable learning. We have wonderful professors who are very invested in the students. This has been true for all my courses at OVU, not just the sciences. OVU is a great place to be and I’ll leave with fond memories when I graduate this spring,” said Campbell.
Campbell plans to further her study of science by applying to Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies programs.
Chartered in 1958, Ohio Valley University is a residential faith-based Tier I institution with four colleges offering 35 undergraduate degrees and a master of education degree to students from 28 states and 14 nations. To learn more about the university, visit www.ovu.edu.