Recent News

Dr. Charlene D Crawley will be honored by Minority Access Inc.

September 27, 2017

Dr. Charlene D Crawley will be honored by Minority Access Inc. as a National Role Model for her exemplary work as a mentor, advisor, and advocate for students pursuing a variety of careers in the natural and health sciences. 

Dr. Lachelle Waller Honored

September 18, 2017

Dr. Lachelle Waller was honored by the Office of the Provost with their Excellence in Advising/Advising Innovator Award.

Congratulations to Samy El-Shall & Maryanne Collinson

July 31, 2017

”It is my distinct honor to congratulate two of our distinguished faculty members: Dr. M. Samy El Shall, who has been appointed by the President and the Board of Visitors as the Mary Eugenia Kapp Chair in Chemistry, and Dr. Maryann Collinson, who has been appointed as the John B. Fenn Professor in Chemistry effective June 23, 2017. These appointments recognize Samy and Maryann’s exemplary contributions to teaching, research and public service.

Sally and Mike Hunnicutt named Blue Sky Fund ‘Volunteers of the Year’

July 31, 2017

VCU Chemistry’s Sally and Mike Hunnicutt have been named Volunteers of the Year for their work with the Blue Sky Fund.  Blue Sky Fund is a local organization that looks to transfer the lives of urban youth through outdoor education. For more information please visit:

Indika Arachchige received the CHS Excellence in Scholarship Award

April 11, 2017

Indika Arachchige received the 2017 College of Humanities and Sciences Excellence in Scholarship Award.

Scott Gronert received the 2016 American Chemical Society-VA Section Distinguished Research Award

July 31, 2017

Scott Gronert received the 2016 American Chemical Society-VA Section Distinguished Research Award.

Charlene Crawley to be honored at annual PACME ceremony

April 13, 2017

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Charlene Crawley on being the recipient of the 2017 Presidential Awards for Community Multicultural Enrichment (PACME) faculty award.  

Richmond Public High Schools come to visit VCU Chemistry

April 11, 2017

VCU Health Sciences Academy and the Chemistry Department hosted a group of students from Richmond Public Schools to explore health science careers last week!