Jenna Walters '07
B.S. Biochemistry; North Canton, Ohio
Philip F. Dye Memorial Award; E. Stanley Melick Scholarship in the Biological and Physical Sciences; National Merit Award (Diebold, Inc); Heritage Scholarship; OFIC Scholarship; Anderson Scholarship; GAR Foundation Endowed Scholarship; Chemistry and Biochemistry Department - Senior, Junior Fellow; Mortar Board; Sigma Xi, (Science Research Honorary Society); Omicron Delta Kappa, (Leadership Honorary); Alpha Epsilon Delta, (Pre-Health Honorary); Phi Society (Freshman Honorary); Phi Beta Kappa; Dean's List; Anderson/Laura C. Harris Research Assistantship; Howard Hughes Early Research Experience Scholar; Denison Chemical Society - Co-President, Department of Chemistry/Biochemistry Mentoring Program Chair; General Chemistry - Teaching Assistant, Tutor, Issue Room Assistant; Organic Chemistry - Teaching Assistant, Tutor, Issue Room Assistant; Biochemistry - Teaching Assistant; Majors Lab- Teaching Assistant; Quest(Retreat for Sophomores) - Student Facilitator, Participant; Neuroscience Concentration - Review Committee; General Tutoring Roundtables - Head Tutor; Relay for Life - Planning Committee, Co-chair of On-campus Recruitment, Planning Committee, Finance Committee; Intramural Sports - Basketball, Sand Volleyball, Indoor Volleyball, Flag Football, Dodge Ball; Colleges Against Cancer - Walk for Awareness; Honors Program - Mentor; Habitat for Humanity - Retreat to New Orleans; Student Activities Council - Concert Committee; Denison University Biological Society; Operation Smile; LeaderShape Institute; Varsity Volleyball
Supporting comments: "With a keen intellect and an ability to explain difficult concepts with ease, Jenna was nominated by several professors in both the Chemistry and Biology departments to tutor after she had completed only her freshman year. Throughout her four-year tenure in the department, Jenna has enacted positive change and a higher level of visibility for the Biochemistry major and for the Denison Chemical Society. Jenna is an accomplished researcher, and has informally mentored younger peers to pursue research through the department. As a Student Facilitator for Sophomore Quest, Jenna's quick thinking, clever responses and genuine interest helped many sophomores explore their academic and life interests. With a strong desire to give back to her community, Jenna has been a model at balancing her rigorous academic schedule with a dynamic co-curricular life and a deep commitment to service."