Distinguished Alumnus Encourages Chemistry Students to Get Involved

Posted on 11/12/2015 3:39:26 PM

November 9 was a busy day for Michael Moyer (Chemistry, '04), the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics 2015 Young Alumni Award Recipient.

Michael Moyer, Distinguished Young Alumni, Keynote TalkMoyer met with chemistry students and spoke to them about the importance of networking, toured the chemistry department’s laboratory facilities, and gave a keynote talk that was open to all university students and faculty.

“With all sincerity,” Moyer said, “IUP truly did prepare me for my career.”

Moyer is the Chief Operating Officer and partner at Environmental Services Laboratories and Environmental Land Surveying and Solutions. 

He said the chemistry department was one part of his good experience with IUP. Moyer credits IUP Ambassadors with teaching him valuable lessons about friendship, leadership, and professionalism.

In Moyer’s opinion, the Young Alumni Award wasn’t the only thing IUP had given him in his post-graduation life.

“It’s an even greater honor,” he said, “to remain engaged with IUP, especially now with the current leadership of President Driscoll and talented deans like Dean Snavely. There is magic happening here every day because of their dedication and their passion to make IUP an incubator of success.”

Moyer ended his talk with a challenge to the audience: to engage with IUP, to volunteer their time, to show their IUP pride.

“Any kind of support you can provide,” he said, “will be part of the magic that has yet to happen.”

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