Special Funding Received for Chemistry Program

Lab equipment to be purchased for new degree


York College has received several gifts, including a leadership gift of $30,000, earmarked to underwrite the cost of the new chemistry degree program. In addition to current lab resources, the college will use the funding to secure equipment related to analytical laboratory work. The added equipment and related coursework will complete the curriculum needed for the new degree program. With more than $40,000 in funds available, the college will add the new lab equipment this spring and summer in preparation for the fall semester.

Dr. Ray Miller, vice president for academic affairs and long-time chemistry professor said, “The sciences at York College have always enjoyed outstanding support from several friends. Additionally, a growing cadre of alumni who completed their undergrad in the sciences here and have gone on to work in the health professions or research have shown a vested interest in the future of our program.” Miller has been part of the science program at York College for nearly thirty years, many of those as chair of the department. He will return to the class room and chemistry lab full-time this fall to guide the new program.

Earlier this year, it was announced that the college would add a new undergraduate program, the B.S. in Chemistry. This addition is the culmination of continuing expansion in the sciences at the college. The chemistry degree will be part of the 2011-12 academic catalog. Entering students will be able to select chemistry as a major effective with the fall 2011 semester.

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