• 37°

ed briefs jackman

Jackman honored
A group of alumni, faculty, staff and friends of Pfeiffer University has raised more than $50,000 to name Pfeiffer’s analytical chemistry lab to honor Dr. Don Jackman, a retired and beloved professor.
The funds will be used to purchase a Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS) to ensure future generations of Pfeiffer students have access to increased science education preparation.
“The new tool will honor Jackman’s educational legacy,” said Dr. Mark McCallum, dean of the School of Natural and Health Sciences and professor of biology.
Jackman was a chemistry professor who served the institution 41 years and had a a positive impact on the School of Natural and Health Sciences, according to McCallum.
Dozens of past and present science faculty, current and former science students, Pfeiffer administrators and staff gathered last April for a retirement dinner to celebrate Jackman’s rich legacy. He retired in May.
The GC/MS will be used in both biology and chemistry courses and by undergraduate research students, McCallum said. The instrument is an analytical chemistry tool that will allow students to qualitatively and quantitatively evaluate a solution containing a number of chemicals, but its uses are numerous. GC/MS is used extensively in the medical, pharmacological, environmental and law enforcement fields.
Jackman also is a past chair of the chemistry department. A Tennessee native, he received a bachelor’s degree from Maryville College and earned a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee. He lives in Gold Hill with wife Jane, who is the executive director of the Arc/Rowan.

Comments

Comments closed.

Nation/World

Senate Democrats strike deal on jobless aid, move relief bill closer to approval

News

Duke Life Flight pilot may have shut down wrong engine in fatal crash

News

Two NC counties get to participate in satellite internet pilot for students

Local

PETA protesters gather in front of police department

Coronavirus

Seven new COVID-19 deaths, 166 positives reported in county this week

Crime

Sheriff’s office: Two charged after suitcase of marijuana found in Jeep

Crime

Thomasville officer hospitalized after chase that started in Rowan County

Local

Board of elections discusses upgrading voting machines, making precinct changes

News

Lawmakers finalize how state will spend COVID-19 funds

Local

Salisbury Station one of several ‘hot spots’ included in NCDOT rail safety study

Education

Essie Mae Kiser Foxx appeal denied, school considering options

News

Iredell County votes to move Confederate memorial to cemetery

Nation/World

Lara Trump may have eyes on running for a Senate seat

Local

Rowan among counties in Biden’s disaster declaration from November floods

Local

PETA plans protest at Salisbury Police Department on Friday

Education

Essie Mae Kiser Foxx appeal denied, charter revoked

Coronavirus

29 new positives, no new COVID-19 deaths reported

Crime

Blotter: Woman charged with drug crimes

News

Nesting no more: Eagles appear to have moved on from Duke’s Buck Station

Business

The Smoke Pit leaving downtown Salisbury for standalone building on Faith Road

Education

Shoutouts

High School

High school football: Hornets’ Gaither set the tone against West

Local

Salisbury to show off new fire station

Education

Livingstone College to host virtual Big Read events this month