Xavier Student from Medina Awarded for Chemistry Excellence

July 14, 2010

A Xavier University chemistry student from Medina has been recognized for excellence in first-year chemistry studies.

Anna Wiley of Medina (44256), has been selected to receive the Chemical Rubber Company Chemistry Achievement Award. It is given for outstanding achievement in freshman general chemistry courses at Xavier University and will be presented to Wiley at a gathering of Chemistry students and faculty at the beginning of the fall 2010 semester. She will receive an award certificate and an award copy of the 89th edition of the Handbook of Chemistry and Physics.

When she returns to Xavier in the fall, Wiley will be a sophomore in the Honors Bachelor of Arts program with a minor in natural sciences. She is considering a career in medicine.

Chemical training is the basis for a wide range of interesting careers such as: environmental science, forensic science, chemical business, medicine, insurance, chemical sales and service, library science, college teaching, museum work, patent law, government laboratories, research and consulting organizations, industrial chemistry, science writing, industrial hygiene, secondary school teaching, information science and toxicology.

Xavier’s average acceptance rate to medical schools over the past five years is about 80%, as compared with the national average of approximately 45%. To learn more about the chemistry major at Xavier University, please visit: http://www.xavier.edu/chemistry/