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Homecoming 2016 – Schedule of Events

Posted on: September 30, 2016

Friday October 28 3:30-5PM  Career Event (Salem 210) – Alumni from the areas of Business, Medicine, Research, and Law will make short presentations about their career paths and answer questions from the audience.  While this is aimed at current students, alumni are welcome to come and chime in on the questions. 6:00-8PM Alumni Dinner (Spring […]

New Feature on Current Majors

Posted on: December 9, 2015

Who are our majors?   As a complement to the Where Are They Now? and Where Are They From?, Who are our majors? highlights a few of our Senior majors. We expect to update this feature annually, as new groups of students declare a Chemistry major. We will also archive the entries so you can […]

Homecoming Reception and Demo Show draw big crowds

Posted on: November 20, 2015

The Biology Chemistry and Physics departments came together on Homecoming Saturday to host the Deacon Demo Show and the Science Alumni Reception. Such activities began with the Chemistry department at Homecoming 2008, and has grown to include Biology and Physics over the past 3 and 4 years respectively. This Year the Demo show included presentations […]

FoC Career Event focuses on Chemistry and the Law

Posted on: November 20, 2015

This year’s Career Event focused on “Chemistry and the Law”. The panel included patent attorneys Nitya Anand (’10), and Erin Hoffman (’01), technology transfer specialist Partha Choudhury (PhD ’15), and corporate in-house counsel Karen Ware (spouse ’00). Contributions from the management-side were also made by Jim Harton (’74). This was the 6th year of the […]

Harton takes over as next Steering Committee Chair. Hoos and Batten join Committee.

Posted on: November 20, 2015

This year Jim Harton (’74) steps into the role of Chair after two years of major contributions on the Committee. Jim was the president and CEO of Solvay North America, and now holds the same position with Eco-Services, the nation’s leading supplier of sulfuric acid. Joining the Committee this year are Willie Hoos (’89) and […]

Roy Ware finishes term as Steering Committee Chair

Posted on: November 20, 2015

Roy Ware (PhD ’00) completed his 3-year term on the FoC Steering committee at the recent Homecoming. He joined the Steering Committee at the 2012 Homecoming; becoming the first PhD alum to serve. At last year’s Homecoming, Roy took over the leadership of the Committee from Keith McDowell, and he led deftly for the past […]

Peter Tarsa (’99), 1st Young Alumni Awardee

Posted on: November 20, 2015

The Wake Forest Friends of Chemistry and the Wake Forest Department of Chemistry are proud to have as their first Young Alumni Awardee, Dr. Peter Tarsa (’99). The award was announced at the General Meeting of the FoC at Homecoming 2015 (Sept 26). Peter was selected from among a very strong field of candidates nominated […]

Homecoming Schedule 2015

Posted on: September 7, 2015

It just seems to get better each year.  Here’s what’s coming up this Homecoming, Friday and Saturday September 25, 26:   Friday September 25: 3:30PM – Career Event – “Chemistry and the Law” – Salem Hall rm 210 We will have a panel of 4 alumni and friends talking about their career paths and answering […]

Past FoC Chair, Keith McDowell, Nominated for Pruitt Award

Posted on: April 25, 2015

Past FOC Chair Dr. Keith McDowell Nominated for the 2015 Malcolm E. Pruitt Award Each year, the Council for Chemical Research (CCR) bestows on a single recipient its highest honor—the Pruitt Award. This award recognizes “an individual record of outstanding contributions to the progress of chemistry and chemical engineering research by promotion of mutually beneficial […]

Distinguished Alumni Award Presentation

Posted on: April 23, 2015

David Bryant (’58), the first recipient of the Wake Forest Chemistry Distinguished Alumni Award, came to campus April 1 to receive his award.  He spent the day meeting with faculty and students, and finished it off with a seminar presentation “40 years in 40 Minutes”.  In the seminar he brought to light many frequently unemphasized […]

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