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Nalley honored for alumni excellence

Chancellor’s Alumni Excellence Award honoree E. Ann Nalley, PhD, was celebrated with a reception Tuesday, Oct. 22, in the Ann Stuart Science Center Atrium. Nalley received her doctorate in radiation chemistry from Texas Woman’s University in 1975, and throughout her career of more than 50 years has never stopped advancing the visibility of women in a male-dominated field.

Nalley enjoys working with students and conducting research in her current role as chemistry professor at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma, where she holds the Clarence L. Page Endowed Chair of Mathematics and Science Education. Her distinguished career in chemistry has taken Nalley around the world to speaking engagements in 27 countries. She has held the highest office in numerous chemical societies, including being elected national president of the American Chemical Society. While visiting the TWU campus last week to accept the prestigious TWU annual award, Nalley spoke to a room full of students, saying: “I’ve been very blessed. Only those who try, succeed.”

Funding for the Chancellor’s Alumni Excellence Award is provided by Ann Stuart, PhD, TWU Chancellor and President Emerita.