O.P. Kretzmann Award
recognizes alumni for long-time and exemplary service as a University employee.
Warren M. Kosman ’67 received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry with minors in physics and mathematics from Valparaiso University. He also received his Master of Science degree and his Ph.D. in chemical physics from the University of Chicago. Kosman has taught for 36 years at Valpo and has been the chair of the chemistry department for the past 18 years. He has researched a wide range of projects with Valpo students from quantum mechanical calculations to mitigating odors from swine manure. He has been nominated for both the Caterpillar Award and the Valparaiso University Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching awards. Kosman has also chaired the University’s committees on the college of arts and sciences curriculum, educational policy, and general education reform. He also has written numerous professional articles and given presentations at various conferences. He and his wife, Kathryn ’84 MAED, live in Valparaiso. Their son, Jeffrey, received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Valpo in 1996.