The Jeffrey and Regina Taussig Ohio Honors Scholarship is a full tuition and fees scholarship for four years at Waynesburg University. To be eligible for the award you must meet these requirements:
- Cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.0
- Ohio resident
- Considerable co-curricular activities
- Major in one of the following areas at Waynesburg University: Biochemistry, Biology, Biology Education, Chemistry, Chemistry Education, Computer Science, Engineering (3/2): Chemistry or Math, Environmental Science, Forensic Biology, Forensic Chemistry, Forensic Science, Marine Biology, Mathematics, Math Education, Pre-Dental, Pre-Medical, Pre-Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science, Pre-Veterinary.
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Jeffrey and Regina Taussig Ohio Honors Recipient Highlight
andrew gordon, 2022 biochemistry graduate
During his college selection process, biochemistry major Andrew Gordon prioritized a true liberal arts experience, which he found at Waynesburg. Here, he has become involved in a wide array of activities, rounding out his major in the sciences with extracurricular activities in the fine arts and campus ministries.
"At Waynesburg, I major in biochemistry. Honestly, the Department of Chemistry and Forensic Sciences at Waynesburg|University is a hidden gem, mainly because of the incredible longitudinal mentorship I have received over the years from the helpful faculty. Whether it was advice about vocational pursuits, my faith, or even the best places to eat in the area, I have always felt welcomed and valued by my professors. Additionally, the American Chemical Society Chapter at Waynesburg has orchestrated a myriad of special chemistry-themed events throughout my time at Waynesburg, which fostered my passion for the sciences."
Andrew is Waynesburg’s first RIBS (Research Initiatives in the Biomedical Sciences) Scholar and President of the Waynesburg Biology Club. He is also a member of the American Medical Students Association (AMSA), American Chemical Society (ACS), Gamma Sigma Epsilon National Chemistry Honorary – Rho Iota Chapter, the Lamplighters Touring Choir and the Upper Room Team.
"At WU, I’ve had the unique opportunity to conduct research – funded by the National Science Foundation – through a cutting-edge biocatalysis project. As a Research Initiatives in the Biomedical Sciences Scholar, I am compensated for my research, which is uncommon among undergraduate research opportunities. I’ve grown in my critical thinking abilities, problem-solving skills, and have developed leadership skills through my independence in the laboratory, which will propel me through my career as a physician."
He has served as a volunteer at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, Grace Hospice and Mon Health. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys making YouTube videos about chemistry, playing piano, singing and playing basketball. He is also a worship leader at The Foundry Church in Morgantown, West Virginia.
A recipient of the Jeffrey and Regina L. Taussig Ohio Honors Scholarship, Andrew is passionate about his future plans of becoming a physician. He is the son of Neil and Elvira Gordon.
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