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Biochemistry and Chemistry Programs

W.C. Morris Building
Room 417
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4948
Fax: 660-543-8142

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Message to our Alumni …

Dear Alumni, 

We have been involved in many activities this last year and the chemistry and physics progams are changing rapidly.  Last year was the time for our 5 year program review which provided us with the opportunity of interacting with off campus reviewers who had good suggestions for how our programs need to change in order to become more successful.  As we implement these ideas it is expected that an increase in majors in both chemistry and physics will result.   The modifications to the curriculum are being made to allow the programs to benefit from the changing interests in the students we are recruiting.  In addition to changing some of the course offerings and prerequisites, we are also applying to add new BS programs in biochemistry and forensic chemistry so our graduates can even better serve the community.  Of course modernization is coming to the department as the entire 4th floor of W.C. Morris is starting to undergo renovation and we are looking forward to having physics join chemistry on the same floor for a change. 

As we look for ward to changing the programs for the future we shouldn’t forget the successes we have enjoyed in the past so looking at this year’s graduates, we find them headed in many different directions.  Two have attained chemistry teaching positions in local secondary education; two others have taken the graduate school route and will be studying at Georgetown and George Washington Universities; another is working in industry.  Our physics graduate this year earned his BA while also getting an engineering degree from the University of Missouri-Rolla.  We hope that you will come back to visit us soon so we can show you what is going on in chemistry and physics at our newly renamed University of Central Missouri. 

Big Change! In the academic 2010-2011 year with the arrival of the 15th president, Dr. Chuck Ambrose, to the UCM the university underwent a lot of changes and reorganization. The Department of Biochemistry, Chemistry and Physics became the Biochemistry, Chemistry and Physics programs and joined with former departments and now programs of Agriculture, Geography, and Safety Sciences to form the School of Environmental, Physical and Applied Sciences in the College of Health Science and Technology. With this change came a new chair for the new school, Dr. Leigh Ann Blunt. The Dean of the College is Dr. Alice Greife. The change became offical July 1, 2011.

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Universities and Professional School Destinations
University of Missouri- Kansas City
University of Georgia
University of Florida
University of Oklahoma
Georgetown University
University of Central Missouri
Arizona State University
Kansas City School of Medical Sciences
George Washington University
University of Missouri - Columbia

Employment Destinations
Black and Veatch
Agilent Technologies
Quintiles Co.
Knob Knoster High school
Warrensburg High School
Crestridge High School
Marshall High School

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We have many opportunities for the alumni to become active in the programs from attending seminars and colloquiums to serving on our programs advisory board.  The program also has several picnics and social gatherings throughout the year including homecoming activities.

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Alumni Spotlights    Highlights about our alumni

Dr. Donald R. Kelsey,  1968 Math and Chemistry

Mr. Phil Sumrall, 1961 Physics and Math

Mr. Robert W. Lashlee III,  2005 Physics