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Congratulations to Our 2010 Graduates!

On Sunday, May 9, 2010, the Department of Chemistry and the Biochemistry Program held their graduation ceremony in Weyandt 107 to celebrate and recognize the achievements of their students.

Before the ceremonies, students and their families met with faculty and staff in Weyandt 127 for coffee and light refreshements.  At 8:30, Dr. John Woolcock began the Chemistry Department ceremony with opening remarks, followed by presentations of diploma holders, and finishing with a reading of Dr. Seuss’s Oh The Places You’ll Go.

At 9:00, Dr. Jana Villemain opened the Biochemisty Program ceremony with some welcoming remarks and introduction of the graduates and their families and friends, followed by presentations of diploma holders by Dr. Jonathan Southard and Dr. N. Bharatan. Concluding remarks were made by Dr. Southard.

We wish to extend our congratulations to the following students (and their families!) and wish them the best of luck as they embark on their post-IUP careers.

  • Ms. Jennifer Casanova (Dec. ’10) graduates with a B.S. in Chemistry, magna cum laude. She plans to go to graduate school in biochemistry or public health.
  • Ms. Amy Devlin (Dec. ’09) graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry. She is currently employed as a chemist at Prime Metal & Alloys in Homer City.
  • Mr. Arik Peace (Dec. ’10) graduates with a B.S. in Chemistry.
  • Ms. Whitney Simmons graduates with a B.S. in Chemistry. She plans to enter the work force or graduate school.
  • Mr. Jarod Sterrett graduates with a B.S. in Chemistry. He plans to enter the work force.
  • Ms. Tracey Baker (Dec. ’09) graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry Education, summa cum laude. She plans to continue teaching.
  • Ms. Maura Barrett (Dec. ’10) graduates with a B.S. in Chemistry Pre-Medicine, cum laude. She plans to enter medical school.
  • Ms. Lisa McCombie (Dec. ’10) graduates with a B.S. in Chemistry, Pre-Medicine, magna cum laude. She plans to become a physician assistant.
  • Mr. Eric Nkurunziza graduates with a B.S. in Chemistry, Pre-Medicine. He plans to work as an EMT and enter medical school.
  • Ms. Olumayowa Azeez graduates with a B.S. in Biochemistry. She plans to enter graduate or medical school.
  • Ms. Shan Min Chin graduates with a B.S. in Biochemistry. She plans to enter graduate school.
  • Mr. Michael Fidell graduates with a B.S. in Biochemistry, cum laude.
  • Ms. Jenna Gazzola (Dec. ’10) graduates with a B.S. in Biochemistry. She plans to enter graduate school or dental school.
  • Ms. Fowosopefoluwa Opayemi graduates with a B.S. in Biochemistry, summa cum laude. She plans to enter the work force and go on to graduate school.
  • Mr. Chin Hong Siew graduates with a B.S. in Biochemistry. He plans to enter graduate school.
  • Ms. Ee Leng Terng graduates with a B.S. in Biochemistry. She plans to enter graduate school.
  • Mr. Justin Williams graduates with a B.S. in Biochemistry, cum laude. He will attend Penn State for a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology.
  • Ms. Li Yin Wong graduates with a B.S. in Biochemistry, summa cum laude. She plans to attend graduate school.
  • Mr. Daniel Adu-Ampratwum graduates with a M.S. in Chemistry, summa cum laude. He will start a Ph.D. program at Ohio State University.
  • Mr. Michael Nkrumah graduates with a M.S. in Chemistry, summa cum laude. He plans to enter the work force.
  • Mr. Yuan Hu graduates with a M.S. in Chemistry, summa cum laude. He will start a Ph.D. program at Princeton.
  • Mr. David Kirchner graduates with a M.S. in Chemistry, summa cum laude. He will continue his work at Windber Research Institute in Windber, Pa.
  • Ms. Bernice Opoku-Agyeman graduates with a M.S. in Chemistry, summa cum laude. She will start a Ph.D. program at Pitt.

Posted on 5/10/2010 10:43:20 AM

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