THE DEACON CHEMIST SPRING 2014 Volume 18
The
Deacon
Chemist
Spring 2014
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AMANDA JONES SHARES HER RESEARCH WITH VISITING STUDENTS.
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 RECENT ALUMNI AWARD
and the WFU CHEMISTRY DISTINGUISHED
ALUMNI AWARD, beginning with the latter in
this inaugural year.
The WFU CHEMISTRY DISTINGUISHED
ALUMNI AWARD will honor the preeminent
contributions and service of a WFU alumnus to
the advancement of any facet of the chemical
sciences. Nominees will have a sustained and
enduring record of achievement, recognized
nationally or internationally and exemplifying
WFU’s commitment to excellence. The
awardee will be invited to receive their
honorary award in person at the WFU
Chemistry Department Homecoming
Reception (to be held on September 20, 2014).
Nominations shall be submitted online by
completing the form for the WFU Chemistry
Distinguished Alumni Award available at
https://wakeforest.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_
eh8yjPdpscYR4W1. Self -nominations are also
welcome. Award selection will be made by
members of the Chemistry Department and
the Friends of Chemistry steering committee
(active members of which are ineligible to
receive the award) after careful review of all
nominations received by the deadline of July
15, 2014. Award selection will take into
consideration: (i) contributions to the
advancement of the chemical sciences and/or
the nominee’s profession; (ii) outstanding
public engagement, service to the community,
the profession or the institution, and/or
promotion of the STEM fields; (iii) noteworthy
advances in chemical education and/or
mentorship; and/or (iv) leadership roles
enhancing academic or industrial programs,
resources or infrastructure. Nominations will
be kept on file and will be eligible for
reconsideration for a period of three years. For
more information, contact the incoming
Chemistry Department Chair (Mark Welker,
336-758-5758, welker@wfu.edu)
Alumni Awards
Wake Forest University
Department of Chemistry
PO Box 7486
Winston-Salem NC 27109-7486
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