Family, Friends, Colleagues, and Alumni Celebrate Guilford Jones, Our “Newest” Emeritus
Over 200 people turned out to honor Professor Guilford Jones on his retirement and his contributions to Boston University and the Department of Chemistry. At a reception and dinner on Friday, April 23, in the BU School of Management, former students and postdocs from the Jones Group mingled with Chemistry and University colleagues and family and friends and partied into the wee hours – actually just until 11 pm, rushing to get their cars before the SMG Garage closed! The program of tributes and song was MC’d by Professor Larry Ziegler and featured speakers who paid tribute to Professor Jones’ role as scientist, entrepreneur, mentor, friend, and father. Highlights of the evening were a musical medley by members of Professor Jones’ choral group and a musical skit by Professor David Coker, accompanied by his backup group, Professor Karen Allen, Ms. Sarah Coenen, and Ms. Lauren Montague. We will shortly upload photographs of the event, so that you can relive the fun if you were there and share in it if you were not. In the meantime, here is a link to the terrific video summarizing his life and career: Gil Jones: Scholar, Entrepreneur, and Friend. We have established a fund to create the “Jones Lecture in Photochemistry” in his honor. If you would like to make a contribution, please go here.