More than 150 undergraduates celebrated their University of Michigan graduation in a major from the Department of Chemistry at the Department's first Commencement Ceremony. A more personal addition to the Michigan Stadium graduation ceremony, the celebration in Ann Arbor's Michigan Theater offered an opportunity to have their names called as they walked across the stage. The commencement address was presented by John Gladysz, a 1971 University of Michigan graduate with a B.S. in Chemistry who has gone on to become a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Texas A. & M. University. The Gladysz family has established a endowed fellowship for undergraduate students in recognition of the experience that John had at Michigan.
A total of 243 students graduated including December 2014, Winter 2015, and Summer 2015 graduates. Distribution among the Chemistry majors is:
Biomolecular Science: 154
Interdisciplinary Chemical Science: 3
Chemical Science: 2
BS in Chemistry: 19