Martin Zung Memorial Chemistry Award


Type

General Endowment

Value

$93,750 (2021)

Year Established

2013

Purpose

Scholarship fund to provide support to a junior or senior studying Chemistry. (GF000210)

Description

Recipients of this scholarship must be a U.S. citizen majoring in Chemistry; must be in their junior or senior year, with a minimum GPA of 3.2. Students should demonstrate both strong academic performance and outstanding independent research.


History

Jonathan Zung, son of Martin Zung, obtained his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Florida Institute of Technology in 1986 and his doctoral degree in analytical chemistry from Emory University in Atlanta. Jonathan’s professional career started as an analyst chemist with Pfizer in 1991 and, since then, has held different executive leadership positions in the pharmaceutical services industries over the past 25 years. He has pharmaceutical development experience in oncology, immunology, cardiovascular disease and other major therapeutic areas. Moreover, he served as group president for clinical development and commercialization services for Covance Drug Development, which is a LabCorb company, and was Vice President and Head of Global Development Operations (GDO) at the global pharmaceutical giant, Bristol-Myers Squibb. Not to mention, Jonathan served as a member of Florida Institute of Technology Board of Trustees for six years (2010-2016) and, currently, serves as advisor to the CEO of WCG clinical and president of one of their divisions.

His support and friendship to the university has helped several students since 2013 when he established the Martin Zung Memorial Chemistry Endowment Fund in memory of his father Martin Zung, who was an educator, pharmacist, and strong supporter of the sciences and of Florida Tech and its mission. “I’ve always been a staunch supporter of Florida Tech and value the education I received there. The chemistry faculty at Florida Tech provided me with amazing opportunities, taught me how to be a problem solver and to think strategically. I created the scholarship to acknowledge the impact Florida Tech has had on me and the importance education had to my father”, Jonathan said.

Recipients:

2019                            Kristie Baker

2020                            Korbin Reed