Alumni Letter

Dear UNCG Chemistry and Biochemistry Alum,

I am writing to share some exciting news with you. On October 25 th, UNCG received permission to begin offering a Ph.D. degree program in Medicinal Biochemistry for Fall 2008. This new degree program capitalizes on the significant faculty expertise we have built in Biochemistry and Medicinal Chemistry in recent years and is intended to support the growing BioTech and Pharmaceutical industry here in the Triad and beyond. Our faculty expertise, the significant support we have received for the new program from Dean Johnston, Provosts Uprichard and Perrin and Chancellor Sullivan, along with our beautiful facilities in the New Science Building have all combined to make this degree program possible. If you have not been back to campus to visit the department and see our new facilities, I encourage you to e-mail me ( or call (336-256-0459) to schedule a guided tour. We are never too busy to visit with our alums! Please come and sign the Guest Book we keep in the department to record alumni visits.

I really want to encourage all alums, from our WC alums all the way to our newest graduates to stay involved in your department. We will be launching a new department website in February 2008. This new website will have an Alumni link on the home page that will lead you to Alumni News, Alumni Event Announcements and our Alumni Guestbook. Please let your classmates and professors know how you are doing by filling out the enclosed alumni news form or by sending your news to us at We will be posting this news on our new website ( and updating the site regularly.

This is my fourth year at UNCG and my second year as Department Head. The welcoming atmosphere of the department and its close ties with its graduates were among the many things that attracted me to UNCG. I will be making every effort to continue this tradition. So, please let us hear from you!

Best Regards,
Patricia H. Reggio, Ph.D.
Marie Foscue Rourk Professor and Head