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ONU Student Named Fulbright Grant Recipient

Apr 29, 2008
Chris LemonOhio Northern University student Christopher M. Lemon, a graduating senior chemistry, physics and mathematics major from Lower Burrell, Pa., has been awarded a Fulbright full grant. The award will fund his graduate study in inorganic chemistry at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Lemon will research the synthesis of anti-cancer metallotherapeutics (metal-based drugs) under the mentorship of Dr. Penny Brothers.

"Chris' Fulbright is of great significance for the College of Arts & Sciences. It is the first student Fulbright that the college has ever won," said Robert A. Manzer, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts & Sciences "His accomplishment is an indication of the extraordinary quality of our students and the world-class achievements of which they are capable. We are very proud of Chris!"

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright program was established in 1946 by the U.S. Congress to "enable the government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries."

The program awards grants to U.S. students, teachers, professionals and scholars to study, teach, lecture and conduct research in more than 155 countries, and to their foreign counterparts to engage in similar activities in the United States.