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Congratulations to ALL of the 2021 Graduates!

The faculty and staff of the Chemistry Department are very proud that the valedictorian this year is Ms. Youshmanie Sukraj, who along with many of her peers will graduate with the Bachelor of Science in Applied Chemistry degree.

This year the following students will recognized for their academic achievements at Honors Convocation.

Applied Chemistry (Bachelor of Science degree): Youshmanie Sukraj and Keyandra Bussey

Chemical Technology (Associate in Science degree): Fahamida Akther and Kwaku Amofah

The Dr. Joseph W. Rosen Memorial Award will go to Stacey Yang

Read what inspired Youshmanie to major in Applied Chemistry

Chemistry is at the heart of understanding the world around us. The biological process by which plants transform light into food is chemistry. The combustion that leads to global warming is chemistry. The experiments performed to analyze crime scene evidence are chemistry. Because chemistry is central to so many science and non-science fields, a degree in chemistry opens the door to a variety of professions. These include those you would expect like medicine, environmental science, and research and those you would be surprised by like agriculture, technical sales, and forensics.