The Clifford Haymaker Fellowship has been established in the chemistry department at Marquette University through the generosity of Professor John J. Eisch, Ph.D. and his wife, Joan S. Eisch. The Haymaker Fellowship is a graduate fellowship that is awarded annually to a student whose performance in teaching has been judged by the faculty to be singularly outstanding. The fellowship provides support during the summer or academic year.
Dr. Clifford R. Haymaker was a distinguished alumnus and faculty member of Marquette University. Born sightless in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1907, he made his way with sighted tutors through grade school, high school, and Marquette University with the highest honors and finally obtained the Ph.D. degree from Marquette University in 1938 with the dissertation “The Chemistry of Atomic Nuclei”. He offered lectures at Marquette on all levels of organic chemistry with the aid of student scribes from 1938 to 1968. He retired with the rank of professor and the warm regard of his many grateful students.
An insightful biography of Dr. Haymaker written by Dr. Eisch and Dr. Daniel T. Haworth is available: Eisch, J. J.; Haworth, D. T. The Professional Career of Clifford R. Haymaker: A Life of Chemistry Imagined and Bequeathed. J. Chem. Educ. 2003, 80, 278.