SPRINGFIELD, MA — Jonathan Thai, of Wilmington, received the American Institute of Chemists Foundation Award at the 2017 College of Arts and Sciences Awards Ceremony at Western New England University. This award is given to an outstanding graduating senior with high academic achievement in Chemistry and professional potential. Dr. Sean McClintock, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, presented the award.
Thai graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.
“I first met Jon three years ago in my organic chemistry class and found him to be one of the most intelligent and eager students I have ever encountered,” said Dr. McClintock. “Jon possesses one of the most curious minds and an insatiable thirst for knowledge.” Next fall, Thai will begin his advanced studies pursuing a PhD in organic chemistry at Colorado State University.
About Western New England University
Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England serves 3,830 students, including 2,580 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Pharmacy, and the School of Law.
(NOTE: The above announcement is from Western New England University via Merit.)
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