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Dear Friends,

I am writing to follow up on the memorial get-together for our friend and colleague Brian McCarry, that was originally planned this past November and had to be postponed until the new year.  I am happy to tell you that the event has been re-scheduled for Friday, Febrary 20 from 4-6 pm at the University Club at McMaster. 

I am also delighted to tell you that the response to the fundraising drive for The Brian McCarry Memorial Graduate Scholarship has been excellent.  We are now slightly more than 80% of the way to our target of $25,000, thanks to the generosity of those who have donated so far.

Just to remind, The Brian McCarry Memorial Graduate Scholarship will support outstanding graduate students doing industry-related research in the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology at McMaster.  Brian took pride in teaching and mentoring his students and we believe that this scholarship will be a fitting legacy for him.  Our goal is to raise $25,000, for the establishment of an endowment fund that will support an annual scholarship worth $1000.  As I said, we are getting close to achieving this goal - to those of you who have not done so already, please consider making a gift to help us create a legacy in honour of Brian’s life work and his unflagging commitment to McMaster, our department, and his students. For your convenience, you can give securely online.  Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Alumni Advancement Office at 905.525.9140 extension 24224.

Please pass this message along to any of Brian's friends you can think of who I might have missed.

Warm regards,

Willie Leigh

William J. Leigh, Professor and Chair,

Chemistry & Chemical Biology
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