A Gettysburg College chemistry degree is a strong foundation for success in a wide range of careers. About three-quarters of our chemistry majors go on to graduate or professional school in chemistry, medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, or other fields.
Some recent news about graduates who majored or minored in chemistry:
Anne Marie Forney '08 took a job with the National Institute of Standards in the Radiation Division, specializing in high-dose calibrations for industry using alanine.
Carinne Park '08 took a job with XenoBiotic Laboratories, which serves the pharmaceutical, biotech, and agrochemical industries.
Chris Hoffman '07, Matt Ondisco '08, and Matt Langston '08 are in graduate school at Stanford, North Carolina, and Penn State, respectively.
Tim Neary '06 completed his master's in biotechnology at Johns Hopkins and enrolled at Eastern Virginia Medical School.
Meghan Molloy '06 embarked on her Ph.D. at Clarkson University, while continuing to work at BASF.
John Young '03 and Lisa Capriotti '02 completed their doctorates at the University of Delaware.
Melissa (Cook) Kiehl '00 published a book, An Examination of Science Teachers' Learning: Professional Development through a Research-Based Laboratory Experience.
John Kessler '98, an oceanography professor at Texas A & M University, uses cavity-ringdown spectroscopy to study how gases cycle in the oceans.
Chris Paumi '98 is a toxicology professor at the University of Kentucky
Angela Mendel Hunter '96 works in the central-nervous-system chemistry group at pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca.
Molly Hoke '95 is a senior research scientist at Wyeth Research.
Kelly Bieda Butzler '92 is a professor at the Pennsylvania College of Technology.
Ben Chaloner-Gill '86 took a position in new business development with Chevron.
Mike Paul '86 is a practicing neurosurgeon.
Allison Campbell '85 was featured in Chemical and Engineering News. The article was a five-year followup to a 2002 profile of 12 female chemists who were "rising stars." Campbell became director of the William R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory and received a Federal Laboratory Consortium Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer for her research on biomimetic coatings for metal implants.
Phil Summa '73 received the Medal of Achievement from North Carolina State University College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. He received a master's in chemistry from NC State in 1975, then earned a law degree at Campbell University. In 2007, the magazine Business North Carolina named him the state's best patents and intellectual property lawyer.
Chemistry major Dr. J. Michael Bishop, Class of 1957, shared a Nobel Prize in 1989 for cancer research. In 2009, Bishop was invited to the White House when President Obama overturned funding restrictions for human stem cell research. Learn more