The McKendrean Magazine - Summer 2022

Kyle Garrett Wins Technos International Prize

Kyle Garrett ’22Kyle Garrett ’22 of Troy, Ill., is this year’s recipient of the Technos International Prize. The award was presented on May 13 during the undergraduate commencement ceremony, where Kyle graduated with a degree in chemistry.

Kyle plans to attend a Ph.D. program in chemistry at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. He was also a member of the award-winning McKendree debate team, a participant in McKendree’s Model United Nations program and a coach for Triad High School’s debate team. As a junior, he was awarded the American Chemical Society St. Louis Chapter Outstanding Junior Award. His research involves designing and synthesizing dye compounds for use as lymph channel tracers in breast cancer surgery.

“Kyle easily combines the two criteria of ‘outstanding academic performance’ and a ‘commitment to the cause of international understanding.’ His preparedness, probing questions, and discerning comments are prized in the world of debate,” said Dr. Alan Alewine, associate provost. “Clearly, Kyle’s future is bright. He is a model of an emerging world citizen and worthy of the Technos International Prize.”

In April, the University recognized Kyle for his outstanding academic achievement in chemistry. He is also a member of the Pi Kappa Delta forensics (public speaking and debate) honor society and a student of McKendree University’s Honors Program.