Ann Tillery

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Nebraska at Kearney will host the annual Don Fox Memorial Lecture on Sunday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Nebraskan Student Union Cedar Room. David K. Fredericks, a 1978 Kearney State College chemistry graduate, will present the lecture.

After earning degrees in biology and chemistry, Fredericks joined Syntex in Des Moines, Iowa, as a quality control chemist. He later held supervisory and managerial positions at Marion Merrell Dow in Kansas City and Hoechst Marion Roussel in Anagni and Scoppito, Italy. He is currently a Director of Quality at Centocor in Malvern, Pa., where he is responsible for global raw material quality, including specifications, supplier quality, change control and management of quality issues.

“During his career, Fredericks has established programs and processes to extensively improve recombinant biological product quality and cGMP compliance at contract manufacturing facilities and key vendors and suppliers,” said Christopher Exstrom, associate professor of chemistry.

Each year the Department of Chemistry invites a distinguished KSC/UNK Chemistry alumnus to present the Don Fox Memorial Lecture in honor of the late Dr. Donald Fox, former UNK chemistry faculty member, department chair, and Dean of Natural and Social Sciences, for his longtime service and contributions to the chemistry department.