Chemistry and Biochemistry

Highlights from the 2014 Homecoming Alumni Dinner

Posted: Oct 20, 2014

Alumni, faculty, staff, emeritus, and department retirees, many accompanied by a spouse or guest, came together Friday, October 17, for the 2014 Homecoming Alumni Dinner and Fall Social.  

Dr. Greg Burton began the evening by welcoming everyone and introducing new faculty members Kara Stowers, Rebecca  Sansom and Ken Christensen, and well as the new CSR, Randy Morgan. He then acknowledged those who had retired in  the last year, faculty members John Lamb, Randall Shirts, Philip Brown, and staff member Keith Kling.                   The  evening featured  a delicious dinner after which everyone moved to one of the Benson  lecture halls. Emeritus professor, Dr. Earl M. Woolley, was presented with the “Distinguished Pillar Award” for outstanding service to the department and the university. Dr.  Woolley’s son, Dr. Adam T. Woolley, introduced his father and presented the award.  Dr. Burton then introduced Dr. Paul B. Savage who gave a lecture on “Chemical warfare at the microbiological level: Augmenting our natural defenses.”  

Thanks to everyone who attended and made the evening a success.


Photos: (Top) Dr. Earl M. Woolley and Dr. Adam T. Woolley (L) Guests enjoy a delicious dinner (C) Dr. Paul B. Savage presents a special lecture(R) The National Chemistry Week display case in the Fishbowl