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Chemistry Professor John Papanikolas thought his research project was dead in the water. The high-tech laser he needed to complete his research into alternative energy sources had been damaged in an experiment, and there was no money in his budget to buy a new one. Only through private support by alumni and friends of Carolina Chemistry was Dr. Papanikolas able to purchase a new laser and continue his important research.
Despite budget cuts, Carolina Chemistry continues to provide the best possible education for our undergraduate and graduate students. Each year, private support provides the funding that creates Carolina's margin of excellence.
Private giving is now more critical than ever.
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I give to Carolina Chemistry to recognize and honor my father's more than fifty-year contribution and dedication to the practice of medicine. Emmett Gladstone Rand was born on February 22nd, 1901, and was raised in Garner, North Carolina. He entered UNC taking a pre-medical course of study. As was the case in those years, you had to complete your medical education elsewhere, after your undergraduate studies. Emmett and his next-in-line brother, Cecil Holmes Rand -Big Doc and Little Doc- entered and later graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and started independent practices. Big Doc in Raleigh and Little Doc in Fremont.
My father was licensed to practice in North Carolina in 1926, and practiced internal medicine until World War II broke out. He closed his office and entered the Medical Corps on May 26th, 1942. After some stateside duty assignment, he was sent to England to put together the 2nd Evacuation Hospital and later he served as the Executive Officer of the 4th Convalescent Hospital. His unit was in the second wave of the chaotic Normandy D-Day invasion and Dad remained with General Hodges' First Army for the balance of the European campaign. This consisted of Northern France, the Ardennes, the Rhineland, and Central Europe. He was discharged with the rank of Colonel on March 9th, 1946. His awards included the WWII Victory Medal, Bronze Star, American Campaign Medal, European, African, And Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with five battle stars.
Dad returned to solo private practice in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and also assumed command of the 341st General Hospital, and Army Reserve Hospital Unit. He was honored by the Pennsylvania Medical Society for fifty years of medical service, and by the Cumberland County Medical Society as past president. Hi died on March 6th, 1984, and is interred in a family plot in Garner with his parents.
My father was always loyal to his native North Carolina and a devoted University of North Carolina graduate. He credited Carolina for preparing and launching him into his lifetime beloved practice of the healing arts. The Rand family has continued to enter Carolina over the succeeding generations with many more becoming physicians and remaining to practice in the state. I wish to be a small part of this family record, and am proud to contribute to the Department of Chemistry.
In memory of my father, the annual Emmett Gladstone Rand Premedical Scholarship is presented by the department to an exceptionally talented graduating senior intending to pursue a career in medicine.
—William G. Rand