Kissinger awarded Wetherill Medal
Writer(s): Steve Scherer
Emeritus Professor Pete Kissinger was presented the Wetherill Medal in August 2019.
The award was established by the Department in 1990 to recognize outstanding efforts in service and outstanding teaching and scholarship by its members.
“In his years on the faculty since 1975, in addition to being an outstanding scholar, Dr. Kissinger was instrumental in helping others embark on commercialization efforts; served the department and college as an always outstanding Great Issues course instructor; and was a staunch supporter of many members of the department for both internal and external awards,” said Department Head and 150th Anniversary Professor Christine Hrycyna, who presented the award at a recent Merck-Purdue dinner.
“Pete’s tireless advocacy for his colleagues was a largely unseen task that truly contributed to the recognition of the department and the institution and inarguably embodies the spirit of this award,” added Hrycyna.
Wetherill Medal recipients include:
- 2019 Pete Kissinger
- 2013 Robert Wild
- 2010 William Robinson
- 2002 Richard Walton
- 2000 Jonathan Amy
- 1998 Henry Feuer
- 1995 Jurgen Honig
- 1992 Dale Margerum
- 1990 Harry Morrison
Event photos by Fan Pu: