The College of Science is proud to announce its 2017 Alumni Award recipients: Christopher Mathews, distinguished emeritus professor of biochemistry and biophysics, Lifetime Achievement Award in Science; Kay Merrill and Lee Sickler ('90) of the Merrill Family Foundation, Distinguished Service Award; Suzanne McGrath ('70), Distinguished Alumni Award; and Luisa Snyder and Nathan Snyder (both '09), Young Alumni Award.
The awards publicly recognize alumni or friends of the College of Science for distinguished professional and personal accomplishments and for exemplary contributions to society that bring credit to the College as well as the University.
"I am delighted to honor these exceptional alumni and friends who have made invaluable contributions to their professions, to society, to the College of Science and to Oregon State University," said College of Science Dean Roy Haggerty.
"They have enriched our communities here in Oregon and beyond through their passion for science and education and have brought honor and distinction to the College of Science and the University."
The College celebrated the accomplishments of these distinguished individuals with a gathering of invited guests comprising faculty, campus leaders, students, alumni and friends at its annual award ceremony and dinner at the Memorial Union's Horizon Room on November 17.
Congratulations to these outstanding alumni and friends of the College for their scholarship, leadership and service to science at Oregon State!