Inspired by experience as a student, Chemistry Alum renovates lab
Self-described die-hard organic chemist, Tilford Riehl, recently cut the ribbon on a newly renovated Chemistry teaching lab bearing his name. Riehl created an endowment last year for the renovation and subsequent maintenance of the teaching lab. During the ribbon-cutting ceremony Dean Kimberly Kempf-Leonard recognized and thanked Tilford and Vicki Riehl for their support and vision.
Mr. Riehl spoke about his time as a student at the University of Louisville during the September 30 ribbon-cutting. Riehl shared that his time in the lab as a student allowed him, “to see how it all fit together,” as he worked while earning his degree. Riehl also recognized the impact his professors like Grant Taylor had on him during his time in the lab learning about isolation and identification of organic compounds among other concepts.
The gift from Tilford and Vicki Riehl will allow students in the University of Louisville Chemistry Department to work in a fantastic space and gain a passion for Organic Chemistry just as Mr. Riehl did.