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Kissinger awarded Wetherill Medal

2019-01-02

Writer(s): Steve Scherer

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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:

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Dr. Hrycyna presents award to Dr. Kissinger

Dr. Kissinger remarks on award

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