Alumnus Establishes Scholarship in Name of Chemistry Faculty Member

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Tech alumnus, Jonathan B. Zung, Ph.D., has made an initial donation to establish an annual Department of Chemistry Award. The Dr.
J. Clayton Baum Chemistry Award recognizes an outstanding junior chemistry major based on their academic and research achievements. The award recipient
will be selected by the Awards committee during the spring semester of the junior year. The award was established by alumni in recognition of Dr. Baum’s
dedication, devotion and service to the Department of Chemistry and the University.
Professor Baum has taught and conducted research at the university since 1979. He has also served as a mentor and adviser to numerous undergraduate and
graduate students. Baum earned his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Princeton University and received his undergraduate degree at Williams College.
Zung has pledged to match alumni contributions until the scholarship is funded at $25,000. His donation is part of the Golden Anniversary Campaign for
Florida Tech.
A 1986 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, Zung currently is vice president, project management, for Bristol-Myers Squibb in Princeton,
“Nearly all chemistry graduates since 1979, who have taken courses from Dr. Baum, realize how much he has contributed to the university,” said Zung. “The
education I received at Florida Tech was superb and would never have been possible without the dedication of faculty like Dr. Baum . The award will begin a
legacy of giving by chemistry alumni at Florida Tech”
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