Distinguished Alumni Award Presentation

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 aspects of professional practice that have served him well in his career.

More information about David can be found in the news item announcing his Distinguished Alumni Award; but it might be useful to add this note… winning the Perkin Medal in 1998 put him in a group of just over 100 people that includes other notables like Edwin Land (Polaroid camera), Carl Djerassi (oral contraceptives), Leo Baekeland (1st commercial plastic), and Robert Gore (Gore-tex), to name a few.