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Professor Jim Wightman James P. Wightman, award-winning surface scientist and legendary teacher, at the blackboard in Davidson 3.

Edwards Receives McNair Staff Service Award

    Melba Edwards
(May 15, 2012) The Department is pleased to announce that Ms. Melba Edwards has received the 2012 Harold M. McNair Staff Service Award for the second time.  Named in honor of Prof. Harold McNair, who served as head of the chemistry department from 1990-92, this award recognizes exemplary service by a member of our staff. Ms. Edwards serves in our bookkeeping office and oversees the department’s major accounts. (more...)