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Five inducted during Chemistry and Physics Hall of Fame dedication at UWS

Hall of famers attend a ceremony to induct new members into the Chemistry and Physics Hall of Fame at Barstow Hall on the University of Wisconsin-Superior campus Jan. 23. They are, left to right, Ronald Roubal, Gregg Zank, David Coward, the son of inductee Nathan Coward, Luke Hafdahl, UWS student Cole Holstrom, and Dr. Michael Waxman. (Submitted Photo)

Three members of the University of Wisconsin-Superior Chemistry and Physics Hall of Fame were on hand for the official dedication of the hall of fame display Jan. 23.

Five former faculty members were inducted into the Chemistry and Physics Hall of Fame last December. The UWS chemistry and physics department began accepting hall of fame nominations in order to showcase the talents and contributions of the alumni and former faculty.

The display is located on the third floor of Barstow Hall.

The newest inductees are Donald A. Bahnick, Ph.D., Al Coward, Ph.D., Joseph Horton, Ph.D., Ronald K. Roubal, Ph.D. and Howard Thomas, Ph.D.

For more on the 18 members of the Chemistry and Physics Hall of Fame go to and look them up under alumni news.

The three hall of fame members that attended were: Ronald K. Roubal, Ph.D., who taught for 32 years and helped start the Lake Superior Research Institute; Luke Hafdahl, M.D., class of 2006, chief resident at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. and Gregg Zank, Ph.D., Class of 1980, senior vice president, chief technology officer, and executive director of science and technology for Dow Corning.