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Alumni Assembly 2009: September 24–25th
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Thank you alumni and friends for attending our second alumni assembly!

The NIU Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry welcomed twenty‐five alumni back to campus with an evening reception on Thursday and a meeting on Friday, September 25, 2009.

Alumni traveled from Delaware, Massachusetts, Colorado, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, and all areas of Illinois to participate in this year's festivities. From the classes of 1963 to 2009, the group had plenty to reminisce about and great stories to share.

Friday, September 25, 2009

  • Dean Christopher McCord welcomed the alumni group to campus as the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences celebrates its 50th Anniversary during 2009–2010.
  • An inaugural group of eight alumni were introduced as the recipients of the 2009 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Distinguished Alumni Award.
  • Professor and Chair Jon Carnahan presented on the State of the Department.
  • The day included a bus tour of campus as well as a tour of Faraday/Faraday West.
  • Afternoon working groups were productive and will be reporting with a summary and action items, in three areas: