2023 Annual Awards Banquet

The annual awards banquet will take place Tuesday, April 25 at 6:00 PM at The Miller House (301 East 5th Street, Owensboro KY). If you plan to attend dinner, please RSVP to Phillip Voegel by April 18 at

Awards presentations will begin at 7:30 at Kentucky Wesleyan College in room 106 of the Hahn Science Center. Student awardees from Kentucky Wesleyan College, University of Evansville, and University of Southern Indiana will be honored. We will present the first annual Jeffery Seyler Service Award to Mitch Luman, the George and Dorothy Eykamp Director of Science Experiences at the Evansville Museum.

Following the awards presentations, Dr. Rachel Rigsby, Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the Department of Chemistry & Physics at Belmont University, will present Listen, Learn, and Love What You’re Doing! She will discuss some of the people and events in her life that inspired and challenged her in her journey to becoming a chemistry professor and share stories of how she learned to balance her career and being a mom.

Dr. Rigsby came to Belmont University in August 2005 after earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kentucky Wesleyan College and a Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry from Vanderbilt University. She teaches organic chemistry and biochemistry, and her research interests include discovery and characterization of novel organic compounds, as well as the study of biochemical pathways.

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