Sanford A. Asher, BA 1971 is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburg and Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University, and has been very successful in his almost 25-year career there. Sandy received the Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award at the University of Pittsburgh in 1996, the Bomen Michelson Award of the Coblenz Society in 1998 and the American Chemical Society Pittsburgh Award in 2003. He was the UM-St. Louis Department of Chemistry's inaugural Distinguished Alumni Lecturer in 1988. Sandy received a Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1977 and served as research fellow in applied physics at Harvard between 1977 and 1980, prior to joining the University of Pittsburg.