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Dr. George Fisher ’65

Photo of Dr. George Fisher.

Milestones have a way of making us reflect. I’m now in my 25th year as a professor of organic chemistry at Barry University in Miami, FL. What a reward it has been to interact with undergraduate students through lecture, lab and research.

But, at one point, I was a young undergraduate student attending Rollins College from 1961 to 1965. Rollins was where my scientific interests grew exponentially. I was personally encouraged to succeed, and I still have a great deal of respect and gratitude for my Rollins chemistry professors, Dr. Herbert H. Hellwege and Dr. Donald Carroll. My undergraduate achievement was rewarded by the College when I received the CRC General Chemistry award in 1962, the Thomas R. Baker memorial prize in 1964, and the Sigma Xi Senior Science Award in 1965.

Rollins’ outstanding reputation continues to grow, and I have every confidence the College will remain an asset to the scientific community.

To repay Rollins for my experience, and for all of the doors that opened for me because of my education, I included Rollins College in my estate plans. One day, my gift will reward students who are enthusiastic about chemistry with a prize or scholarship for high achievement. This is my way of giving a whole-hearted “tip of the hat” to the inquisitive minds that came before me, and those yet to come.

-Dr. George Fisher ’65

The American Chemical Society recently announced Dr. George Fisher ’65 will receive the 2013 national award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students into Careers in the Chemical Sciences, sponsored by The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. This award is intended to recognize significant accomplishments in the US by individuals in stimulating students, especially those currently underrepresented in the profession, to elect careers in the chemical sciences and engineering, and in generating a broader appreciation of chemistry as the central science.

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