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Iona Chemistry Department Receives Dreyfus Foundation Grant

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NEW YORK – Sunghee Lee, Ph.D., Iona College Board of Trustees Endowed Professor and Chair of Chemistry, has received the 2016 Jean Dreyfus Lectureship for Undergraduate Institutions Award from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. The award provides an $18,500 grant for the Department of Chemistry to bring a leading researcher to campus to give public and technical lectures in the chemical sciences and also to support two undergraduate students in summer research.
"Given the fact this award is given typically to only four or five recipients each year, I am extremely proud of our chemistry program and the excellent recognition it has achieved," Dr. Lee said. "It is due largely to the support given to our students and faculty in the program."
Dr. Mark J. Cardillo, executive director of the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, said "Since its inception in 2010, the Jean Dreyfus Lectureship has provided funding for distinguished chemists to have extended visits at undergraduate institutions throughout the United States. Additionally the award supports undergraduate research as part of our continuing commitment to all aspects of chemistry education."
The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation is a leading non-profit organization devoted to the advancement of the chemical sciences. It was established in 1946 by chemist, inventor and businessman Camille Dreyfus, who directed that the foundation's purpose be "to advance the science of chemistry, chemical engineering and related sciences as a means of improving human relations and circumstances around the world." Jean Dreyfus was President of the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation from 1956 until her death in 1991.
For more information about the program and The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, see
Founded in 1940, Iona College is a private coeducational institution 20 miles north of Midtown Manhattan with a total enrollment of nearly 4,000 students and an alumni base of 40,000-plus around the world. The College is a diverse community of learners and scholars dedicated to academic excellence and the values of justice, peace and service. Iona is highly accredited, offering undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, science, and business administration, as well as Master of Arts, Master of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees and numerous advanced certificate programs. Iona College is the second largest private sector employer in New Rochelle.