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Under the direction of Dr. Michelle Ivey, Honors General Chemistry students ended their freshmen year in chemistry by each performing a chemical demonstration.  In choosing their demonstrations, students selected one that related to concepts learned in class during the year.  Students then wrote procedures, listed safety tips and practiced their demonstrations.  They were then giving the opportunity to present the demonstrations to their class and visitors during the last lab period.  The students did an amazing job and loved participating in this educational and fun project!

Congratulations to our May 2014 Chemistry Graduates who received their Masters in Forensic Sciences as part of the BS/MS program!  We enjoyed watching our students continue with their successes!


Faculty and Staff in the Chemistry Department were excited to share our graduating seniors’ special day with their friends and family.  Here are some of our favorite pictures.

The Chemistry Department wished warm congratulations to our 21 chemistry and biochemistry graduates at the May Commencement.  Students and faculty gathered right before the ceremony for a departmental graduation picture.  Our students have bright futures ahead of them:  some have jobs in industry and some are continuing their education in graduate school in pharmacy, physical therapy, medicine, forensic science and chemistry.  In addition, one student will be playing professional lacrosse with the Chesapeake Bayhawks before continuing with a career in chemical engineering.

Faculty wished the students well in the words of Henry David Thoreau:

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”  

Chemistry Senior Andrew McGregor was chosen to speak at Baccalaureate. He reminisced about the students’ years at SU starting with the rainy freshmen move-in day.  He shared his love of SU people: fellow students, faculty, and staff.  He spoke a lot about the graduation theme, “This is just the beginning,” and used it to wish his fellow graduate success in all that they do in the future.

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