ABOUT THE UMSL CHEMISTRY ALUMNI NETWORK
Welcome to the UMSL Chemistry Alumni Network! We are a group of
chemistry alumni who support the mission and work of the Chemistry and
Biochemistry Department. We encourage you to subscribe to the network
and stay connected to your home department. We are committed towards
fostering a strong alumni network, a supportive avenue where alumni can
interact with each other and the department in a variety of professional
and academic ways.
We encourage you to stay in contact. We love to hear from you!
Our general mission is to support UMSL’s Chemistry and Biochemistry
Department by lifting up and celebrating our faculty (past and present),
alumni, and both undergraduate and graduate students.
The UMSL Chemistry Alumni Network has 3 primary areas of focus:
1. Engagement of Chemistry Alumni
2. Promote interactions among chemistry alumni, students, and faculty
3. Support the Chemistry/Biochemistry with fundraising initiatives
JOIN THE NETWORK
Your thoughts count. The UMSL Chemistry Alumni Network represents
approximately xxx chemistry and bio-chemistry graduates worldwide. The
Network is eager to engage fellow graduates in a variety of ways that
help alumni connect with each other and UMSL’s chemistry and
bio-chemistry programs To help the network plan effective programming,
please take 5 minutes to complete the UMSL Chemistry Alumni Interest
Survey. And, if you're interested in volunteering your time and
leadership to the Network, there is an opportunity in the survey to
indicate your desired level of involvement.
Take our survey.
• Barb Brown ’84, ‘88
• Michael Finkes ’73,‘78
THREE MAJOR EXTERNAL LECTURES ARE NOW SET
The Murray Lecture
Monday, May 1, 2017
On Monday April 17, the 20th Annual Robert W. Murray Lecture will be
presented by Dr. KAREN L. WOOLEY,
W. T. Doherty-Welch Chair in Chemistry, University Distinguished
Professor at Texas A&M University where she holds appointments in
the Departments of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
& Engineering. She also serves as Director of the Laboratory for
Synthetic Biologic Interactions. Look for further details here and on
the Chemistry Alumni Linkedin page.
Distinguished Alumni Lecture
Monday, May 1, 2017
On Monday May 1, the 30Annual Distinguished Alumni Lecture will be
presented by Dr. DENNIS P. PARAZAK, BS 1982, PhD 1996. After graduation
Dennis spent 10 productive years with Petrolite in St. Louis during
which time he completed his MS degree in the evening. In 1992 he
returned to UMSL and completed his PhD degree under the direction of
Keith Stine. He then joined Hewlett-Packard in Corvallis OR and later
in San Diego CA where he spent almost 20 years. Since 2015 he has been
with Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation in Boulder, CO. Look for further
details here and on the Chemistry Alumni Linkedin page.
SAVE-THE-DATE: Chemistry 50 Year Alumni Reunion
The first UMSL graduating calss was 1966-67. This year, 2017 WILL BE THE
50th anniversary of that clas which included 13 chemistry graduates.
The Chemistry Alumni Council plans to hold an Alumni Reunion as a
celebration in spring 2017 and will invite all graduates to
attend--especially those who graduated from 1967-1970. The event will be
held on Saturday, May 13 in the spectacular solarium of the new Science
Learning Center from 3:00 - 5:00p.m. Check back here for more details.
SUPPORT CURRENT STUDENTS
UMSL's scholarship donors are among our
most generous and committed supporters. Your personal philanthropy
provides much-need assistance to our students. As alumni of UMSL's
chemistry program, we welcome your gifts to ensure another generation
of promising students realize their dreams of becoming chemists and
Give now to support UMSL chemistry and bio-chemistry scholarships..