Campus Alumni Achievement Award

The Alumni Achievement Award was established in 1957 to recognize alumni of the University of Illinois who have attained outstanding success and national or international distinction in their chosen business, profession or life's work, and whose accomplishments reflect admirably on or bring honor to the institution. Below is a list of Chemistry Alumni who have received the award.

  • 2016
    Marydell M. Chilton, '67 PhD
    Fellow and founder of Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc.
  • 2003
    Phillip Allen Sharp, '69 PhD (Bloomfield, V.)
    Founding director and institute professor
    McGovern Institute for Brain Research, MIT
  • 1999
    Joseph H. Burckhalter, '38 MS (Fuson, R.)
    Research Professor, Chemist
    Florida Institute of Technology
  • 1995
    Edwin Krebs, '40 AB
    Professor, University of Washington
    Howard Hughes Medical Investigator
    Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1992)
  • 1988
    Richard E. Heckert, PhD '49 (Synder, H.)
    Chairman and CEO, Du Pont
  • 1986
    Karl A. Folkers, BS '28
    Director, Institute of Biomedical Research,
    Ashbel Smith Professor of Chemistry
    University of Texas, Austin
  • 1976
    Carl S. Marvel, AM/MA, '19 PhD '20 (Noyes, W.)
    Professor of Chemistry
    University of Arizona
  • 1976
    Arthur W. Sloan, '22 BS
    Founder, President
    Atlantic Research Corporation
  • 1974
    Robert W. Holley, '42 AB/BA
    Professor of Molecular Biology
    The Salk Institute
  • 1972
    Philip Handler, '39 PhD (Carter, H.)
    President National Academy of Sciences
  • 1971
    Ralph A. Connor, '29 BS
    Chairman, Executive Committee
    Rohm and Haas Company
  • 1969
    Louis K. Eilers, '29 BS
    President and CEO,
    Eastman Kodak Company
  • 1960
    Arnold O. Beckman, '22 BS, '23 MS
    President, Beckman Instruments, Inc.
  • 1959
    Vincent du Vigneaud, '23 BS, '24 MS
    HON '60
    Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1955)
  • 1958
    Edward A. Doisy, '14 AB, '16 MS
    Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1943)