Gottwald Scholarship Recipients 2019

We're pleased to announce the 2019 Albemarle Gottwald Scholarship program recipients.

The Albemarle Foundation scholarship program began in 2007 to assist Albemarle dependents with the cost of college. The program began by awarding two $2,500 scholarships per year based solely on merit. In 2010, Dr. Bill Gottwald donated over $1 Million to an endowment to create the Gottwald Scholarship Program. This investment expanded the number of scholarships awarded, created needs-based scholarships and created the $5,000 Gottwald Scholarship to be awarded to the top needs-based applicant. This year, The Albemarle Foundation has the honor of granting six scholarships to dependents of Albemarle employees.

We are thrilled to see these students excel in college and beyond. Congratulations and best wishes to our scholarship recipients!


Julie Madonna: Floyd D. Gottwald Scholar
Julie graduated from 21st Century Cyber Charter School in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. She plans to pursue a bachelor's degree in Neuroscience at University of Pittsburgh, main campus. Julie is the daughter of James & Danette Madonna. James is an E&I Technician at Albemarle's Tyrone, Pennsylvania site.

Kylie Baumbach
Kylie graduated from Ross S. Sterling High School in Baytown, Texas. She plans to pursue a degree in Business at Lee College in Baytown. Kylie is the daughter of John and Kristy Baumbach. John is a Unit Supervisor at Albemarle's Pasadena site.

Joy Liu
Joy graduated from Baton Rouge Magnet High School in Louisiana. She plans to pursue a degree in Finance and Marketing at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Joy is the daughter of Yunqi Liu and Susan Yuan. Yunqi is a Senior R&T Adviser at Albemarle's Process Development Center in Baton Rouge.

Kara Liimatta
Kara graduated from Baton Rouge Magnet High School in Louisiana. She plans to pursue a degree in Biological Engineering at Louisiana State University. Kara is the daughter of Eric and Willing Liimatta. Eric is a R&T Advisor in Customer Applications and Technical Services at Albemarle's Process Development Center in Baton Rouge.

Tiffiny Sakahara
Tiffiny graduated from Friendswood High School in Friendswood, Texas. She plans to pursue a degree in Human and Family Sciences at University of Texas, Austin. Tiffiny is the daughter of Melanie Miller and Brett Sakahara. Brett is a R&D Chemist at Albemarle's Bayport site.

Nick Vanden Berk
Nick graduated from L.C. Mohr High School in South Haven, Michigan. He plans to pursue a degree in Chemistry or Physics at Cornell University: College of Arts and Sciences in Ithaca, New York. Nick is the son of Joseph and Ruby Vanden Berk. Joseph is a Senior R&T Chemist at Albemarle's South Haven site.