Darrell and Gracie Berlin Scholarship
Dr. K. Darrell Berlin ’55, a distinguished scientist, inventor and author, is the first Regents Professor named at Oklahoma State University and a special consultant to the National Institutes of Health.
After graduating from North Central College, Darrell attended the University of Illinois and earned a Ph.D. in 1958. He also worked as a post doctoral fellow at the University of Florida from 1958-1960. Over the years, Darrell received numerous honors and awards for his teaching and outstanding research accomplishments. He is an inventor with 27 patents and has written a textbook. His research group has published more than 300 papers in technical journals, and he is on the editorial boards of two international chemistry journals. In 2010, Dr. Berlin received the North Central College Outstanding Alumni Award. In 2011, Dr. Berlin returned to his alma mater and was a keynote speaker at the 14th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research.
In recognition of the impact Dr. Koten and Professor Schap had on his career, Darrell and his wife, Gracie, established the Darrell and Gracie Berlin Scholarship for North Central College chemistry and biochemistry majors.
First consideration is to be given to a chemistry major with second consideration given to a biochemistry major.