FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 11, 2012
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Glenville, WV—Dr. Kevin Evans, Glenville State College Professor of Chemistry, is the new President-Elect of the West Virginia Academy of Science (WVAS). Evans was nominated and elected to the position at the WVAS annual meeting which was held at West Virginia State University on Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21, 2012. He will serve a two-year term that begins in July 2012. Evans will then transition to the President of the WVAS for a two-year term beginning in July of 2014.
The West Virginia Academy of Science is an organization for members to meet and work with professional associates in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Geology, Mathematics, Mining, Physics, Psychology and Education, History and Philosophy of Science and Social Science. Founded in 1924, the WVAS is a corporation chartered by the authority of the West Virginia legislature for the advancement of scientific knowledge and the promotion of scientific work in West Virginia.
“I am excited to work with the WVAS. I hope that during my term on the executive committee, I will be able to encourage more GSC students to attend and present research results at upcoming annual meetings,” said Evans.
Dr. Evans has been teaching at Glenville State College since the fall of 2001. He is a tenured Professor of Chemistry. Evans earned a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from GSC in 1987 and was awarded his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Louisiana State University in 1993.
Glenville State College is well represented on the WVAS executive committee. Dr. Gary Morris, GSC Assistant Professor of Biology and Science and Mathematics Chair, is currently serving as the organization’s secretary.