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Events for Homecoming 2014

Posted on: September 2, 2014

Homecoming comes early this year, but that’s good since you probably just can’t wait.  We have plenty of activities planned, and here are the details: Friday September 19: 3:30-5:00PM – Friends of Chemistry Career Event (Salem 210):  For the past 4 years we have gathered several alumni and other authoritative folks to tell our current […]

Deadline for Alumni Award Nominations moved to August 31

Posted on: August 1, 2014

Due to some printing delays with the recent edition of The Deacon Chemist, the Friends of Chemistry has decided to move the deadline for nominations for the first WFU Chemistry Distinguished Alumni Award  to August 31, 2014. The award will now simply be announced at the September 20 Homecoming reception, and the actual presentation of […]

Nominations Needed for Alumni Awards – July 15 Deadline[Changed to 8/31]

Posted on: May 17, 2014

Together with the Friends of Chemistry, the Department of Chemistry is excited to initiate a new alumni award program, to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of WFU graduates.  In alternating years, the department will call for nominations for the WFU CHEMISTRY DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD and the WFU CHEMISTRY RECENT ALUMNI AWARD, beginning with the DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI […]

Tarsa and Gagliardi Complete Terms on Steering Commmittee. Sommers and Harton Step Up.

Posted on: December 17, 2013

Peter Tarsa and Sharon Gagliardi completed their 3-year terms on the FoC Steering Committee at Homecoming. Erin Sommers and Jim Harton have been selected to fill the two vacancies for the next 3 years. Peter and Sharon were very active on the Committee. They were involved in the establishment of a web-presence with the LinkedIn […]

Homecoming Career Event Focuses on The Pharmaceutical Industry

Posted on: December 16, 2013

  The 2013 edition of the Career Event put on by the Friends of Chemistry took place Friday October 18 as part of the Homecoming activities.  This year the attention was focused on careers in the pharmaceutical industry.  Alumni Nick Ferenc (’01), Roy Ware (PhD ’00) and Malory Makowsky (’08) were present with the almost […]

Dr. Keith McDowell (’66) takes over as FoC Steering Committee Chair

Posted on: November 26, 2013

Keith McDowell (’66) has been selected as the next Chair of the Friends of Chemistry Steering Committee. He follows Perter Tarsa in this role. Keith is looking to continue building the organization and strengthening its existing efforts – expanding the information provided on the web page and the LinkedIn group page, further developing the mentoring […]

Homecoming 2013 Activity Information

Posted on: September 25, 2013

There are 7 activities listed below.  Make sure you look at them all!   Friday, October 18: Back-to-the-Classroom with Prof. Mark Welker – “Drug Discovery and Technology Transfer at Wake Forest”.   Any alumni from the pharmaceutical industry in attendance may have the opportunity to chime in.  (3PM DeTamble Auditorium in Tribble Hall) Other Back-to-the-Classroom speakers include Jenny […]

Crisco and Ware Added to FoC Steering Committee

Posted on: March 29, 2013

Van Crisco (BS ’89) and Roy Ware (PhD ’01) were elected to the FoC Steering Committee, beginning Homecoming 2012.  Short bios can be found

Homecoming 2012

Posted on: March 29, 2013

Departmental Homecoming  festivities were held jointly with the Physics department.  About 70 people watched the Demo Show Olin Hall, and many went next-door to the reception in Salem Hall.

Peter Tarsa Selected as Chairman

Posted on: May 17, 2012

In response to the decision by the Steering Committee to identify leadership from within the committee as opposed to within the department, Peter Tarsa (’99) has been selected as the first Chair of the Friends of Chemistry. Peter received his BS in 1999, a PhD from Princeton in 2004, completed a Post-doc at MIT, and […]

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