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


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.

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•    Barb Brown ’84, ‘88
•    Michael Finkes  ’73,‘78



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
Monday, May 13, 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 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. . 


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 biochemists.

Give now to support  UMSL chemistry and bio-chemistry scholarships..