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Alumni Assembly 2011
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Carnahan, Mickols, and HampelOn Thursday afternoon, William E. Mickols (B.S. '77; M.S. '78), world‐renowned in the field of water purification, kicked off the alumni event with a special departmental seminar.

Professor Emeritus Arnold Hampel, Mickols' mentor and NIU faculty adviser, joined Department Chair Jon Carnahan in proudly presenting Dr. Mickols with the 2011 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Distinguished Alumni Award. (Pictured right, from left to right: Jon Carnahan, William Mickols, and Arnold Hampel)

Following the distinguished alumni seminar, our faculty, staff, and alumni gathered for dinner in the Skyroom, Holmes Student Center.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Dennis Kevill, Jon CarnahanOn Friday morning, the group reconvened in La Tourette Hall. Professor Emeritus Dennis Kevill began by sharing his historical account of the Department of Chemistry, beginning back in 1959. Professor Carnahan followed by discussing the current state and recent trends of the department.

The morning concluded with a tour of the department, which included both old stomping grounds, as well as, newer labs and facilities. They visited with Dr. Heike Hofstetter in the Analytical Lab, and with Professors Timothy Hagen and C.T. Lin to learn about the research being conducted in their laboratories. (Tour photos below)

Analytical Lab with Heike HofstetterVisit in Hagen LaboratoryVisit with C.T. Lin

AlumniGroup in Hagen LabJay Gehlhausen and Jon Carnahan

With Special Thanks...

A special thanks to our alumni and friends who were able to join us this year, including:

  • Leo Barrett (B.S. '70)
  • Jay Gehlhausen (Ph.D. '90) with his wife Lynette
  • Ronald Hennis (M.S. '69, Ph.D. '72)
  • Thor Jondahl (B.S. '65, Ph.D. '72)
  • Martin Kocanda (M.S. '08, Ph.D. '09)
  • William Mickols (B.S. '77, M.S. '78) with his wife Arlene and daughter Anna
  • Susan Mini (B.S. '80)