Western Maryland College and Dr. Richard H. Smith, a WMC professor of chemistry, have received a $60,000 grant from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Scholar/Fellow Program.
In the past five years, more than 70 percent of Western Maryland's 23 chemistry graduates have gone on to graduate and professional schools. Other chemistry graduates have pursued careers in nursing, teaching or in the armed forces.
The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation was established in 1946 by inventor, chemist and businessman Camille Dreyfus as a memorial to his brother, Henry. It became a memorial to both men when Camille died in 1956.