Our graduates are hugely successful in their chosen careers and have had a significant impact in all walks of life. Please take some time to read about some of our notable alumni and their accomplishments here. In addition, follow the link below to nominate someone you might know for one of our alumni awards.
2019 Department of Chemistry Alumni Awards
The Department is soliciting nominations for the 2019 Department of Chemistry Alumni Awards. Nominees should have a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree from the Department of Chemistry. The basis for the nomination can be excellence in research, teaching, industry, or outreach & communication efforts.
Please forward (1) a nominating letter, (2) contact information for at least two other potential letter writers, and (3) a CV for the nominee including contact information to:
Prof Maria Oliver-Hoyo,
Chair, 2018-2019 Alumni Awards Committee
Department of Chemistry
2620 Yarbrough Drive
Raleigh, NC 27695
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Alumni Highlight: Tashni-Ann Dubroy
Tashni-Ann Dubroy immigrated from Jamaica to the United States when she was 17 years old. Although her parents lacked a college education, they infused an entrepreneurial spirit into their daughter, who went on to become an accomplished scholar. Dubroy obtained her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Shaw University and then earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from NC State. Following her graduate studies in the Department of Chemistry, she then earned an MBA in marketing from Rutgers. After spending three years in the private sector she returned to Shaw, first as a faculty member and then as the university’s president as the second-youngest president in Shaw’s history. Dubroy is currently the executive vice president and chief operating officer of Howard University.