At Edinboro University, student success is a top priority. That's why we encourage
our Chemistry students to take advantage of the many fantastic internship opportunities
that prepare them for jobs and rewarding careers.
Experiential learning is an invaluable tool in helping students to make career decisions
and in complementing formal classroom learning.
Our chemistry and science students have interned at dozens of sites, including the
Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office, UPMC Health Systems, the Smithsonian Institution,
G & C Labs and the National Park Service, just to name a few.
While some Edinboro University majors require an internship, cooperative education,
student teaching or research experience, many students elect to pursue an internship
to augment their educational portfolio. Every major has one or more designated internship
directors to assist students with identifying opportunities and coordinating credits.
Acclaimed researchers, medical professionals, leaders in the sciences, education,
criminal justice and many other fields have built the foundations of their success
at Edinboro University and so can you.
The EU Center for Career Development assists students at the onset of their professional lives with many outstanding services,
including building resume, interviewing and networking skills and offering numerous
job fair opportunities annually both on- and off-campus.
Alumni from the Department of Chemistry have gone on to succeed in thrilling careers
in their field of study. Check out the career achievements of a sampling of the Department’s
notable alumni below.
Ed Culbertson ’14,BS Biochemistry, is enrolled in a doctoral program at Johns Hopkins University.
Ryan Sestak ’13, BS Chemistry, is a chemist at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
Jason Walker ’13, BA Chemistry, is pursuing post-graduate pharmacy study at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic
Dan Hall ’11, BS Forensic Science, is a forensic chemist at the Dallas, Texas, County Crime Lab.
Jonathan Thomas ’11, BS Biochemistry, is attending medical school at the Case Western Reserve University
School of Medicine.
Joseph Braymer ’08, BS Chemistry, is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Indiana University, Bloomington,
Diana Hoover, PhD ’05, BS Chemistry, is a widely published researcher and Associate Professor of Chemistry
at Seton Hill University, Greensburg, Pa.
Michael Madden, PhD ’05, BS Industrial Biochemistry, is an Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Science
at LECOM School of Pharmacy, and expects to complete a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
degree in 2016.
Kelly Surovich-Groner ’04, BS Chemistry, is a Senior Product Quality Engineer with LORD Corporation.
Brian Hnatkovich ’02, BS Chemistry, is an ARM Manufacturing Supervisor at Restek Corporation.
Mandy Large-Tinkey ’02, BS Forensic Chemistry, is Manager of Operations at the Allegheny County Office of
the Medical Examiner and an adjunct faculty member at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.
Denise Hollman ’01, BS Industrial Biochemistry, is a Project Leader at Clarient Diagnostics, GEHC, and
was previously a research scientist with GE Global Research.
William McCalmont, PhD ’00, BS Biochemistry, is a forensic toxicologist with the Armed Forces Medical Examiner
System and Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the United States Military
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