Nominations Needed for Alumni Awards – July 15 Deadline[Changed to 8/31]

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 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD and the WFU CHEMISTRY RECENT ALUMNI AWARD, beginning with the DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD for 2014.

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 can be submitted online at the following site: .   Self nominations are 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,