Saint Martin's chemistry faculty member elected to regional office
Friday, February 21, 2003
Lacey, Wash. - Gregory Milligan, Ph.D., assistant professor of
chemistry at Saint Martin’s College, has been elected chairman-elect of
the Puget Sound section of the American Chemical Society.
With 163,000 members, the American Chemical Society is the world’s
largest scientific society. It advances research and knowledge of the
field through a variety of ways, including publications, conferences and
professional development opportunities. It also works to educate the
public about the roles chemistry plays in improving public health,
finding solutions to challenging problems and in other ways, and lobbies
legislative bodies on the behalf of the chemical sciences, Milligan
As president-elect of the regional section, Milligan will serve on
its executive committee and organize meetings and activities for 2004,
the year he assumes leadership of the regional organization. The
society’s Puget Sound section includes all of Western Washington from
the Canadian border south to Olympia.
Milligan, of Olympia, earned his bachelor’s degree in
chemistry from the University of Oregon in 1983 and his
doctorate in organic chemistry from the University of Washington
in 1990. Prior to moving to Olympia in 1995, he was a
postdoctoral fellow at the department of medicinal chemistry at
the University of Kansas and a faculty member at Washburn
University in Topeka, Kansas.
At Saint Martin’s, Milligan teaches organic chemistry, biochemistry
and general chemistry, as well as a variety of special topics courses,
including magnetic resonance.
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Mary Lou Peltier
Office of Communication