The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (LAS) is given to the alumnus or alumna who, by outstanding achievement, has demonstrated the values derived from a liberal arts and sciences education. Nominees must qualify under one of the following categories: outstanding professional achievement; creative achievement; worthy cumulative performance through the years; or recent acknowledgement by community or professional peers.
Michael J. Sofia, PhD '84 (Katzenellengoben, J.)
Chief Scientific Officer and Head of Research, Arbutus Biopharma, Inc.
LAS Article about Michael Sofia
Peter Senter, PhD '81(Coates, R.)
Distinguishd Research Fellow,
LAS article about Peter Senter
Grant Kraft, PhD '80(Katzenellenbogen, J.)
Chairman & CSO, Acumen, Inc.
LAS article about Grant Kraft
Brock Siegel, PhD '49 (Beak, P.)
COO, Zephyrus Bioscienes, Inc.
COO, Solexa, Inc.
LAS article about Brock Siegel
Douglas L. Cole, PhD '74 (Leonard, N.)
Former Vice President, Development Chemistry & Pharmaceutics at Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
LAS article about Douglas Cole
David A. Matthews, PhD 71 (Stucky, G.)
Co-founder, Agouron Pharmaceuticals
LAS article about David Matthews
William Wechter, BS '53; MS '54 (Corey, E.)
Co-founder, EncorePharma, Inc.
LAS article about William Wechter
George W. Parshall, PhD '54 (Fuson, R.)
National Research Council's "Stockpile Committee"
Retired, Senior Scientist, E. I. du Pont de Nemours
LAS article about George Parshall
Richard E. Heckert, AM '47; PhD '49 (Synder, H.)
Retired, CEO, E. I. du Pont de Nemours
LAS article about Richard Heckert
John Law, '57 PhD (Carter, H.)
Retired, Professor Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, University of Arizona
LAS article about John Law
Phillip Sharp, '69 PhD (Bloomfield, V.)
Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology or Medicine, 1993
LAS article about Phillip Sharp
E. Philip Horwitz, MS '55; PhD '57 (Moeller, G.)
Retired, Argonne Research National Laboratory
Founder, PG Research Foundation
LAS article about Philip Horwitz
Seemon Pines, MS '49; PhD '51 (Leonard, N.)
Former, Vice President of Process Research, Merck and Company
LAS article about Seemon Pines
Clayton F. Callis, MS '46; PhD '48 (Bailar, J.)
Former Director of Research & Development, Monsanto and President of the American Chemical Society
Chemical & Engineering News obituary
Ernest L. Eliel, PhD '48 (Synder, H.)
Formerly, W.R. Keenan Professor of Chemistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Robert M. Nowak, PhD '56 (Marvel, C.)
Formerly, Director, Central Research Deparment, Dow Chemical Company
President/CEO (1994-2009), Michigan Molecular Institute
Member of the National Academy of Engineering for contributions and leadership in the development of new polymer synthesis and processing technologies
James P. Collman, PhD '58 (Fuson, R.)
George A. and Hilda M. Daubert Emeritus Professor, Stanford University
He is one of the founders of the field of bioinorganic chemistry, which uses metal atoms in biological molecules.
Edwin G. Krebs, AB '40
Chairman, Dept. of Pharmacology, University of Washington
Nobel Prize Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1992
New York Times obituary