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The Lycoming College chemistry department will recognize the achievements of Dr. Jason Stamm ’95, by “retiring his number.” A banner bearing Stamm’s name and class year of 1995 will be ensconced in the chemistry department display cabinet in the Heim Building — an honor bestowed upon prominent alumni who have done exceedingly well in their field and given back to the institution. The ceremony is slated for Friday, Oct. 18 at 4:00 p.m. in Heim G-09 on the Lycoming College campus.
“There have been many accomplished graduates from Lycoming College, and I am extremely honored to be recognized by the chemistry program and to have my ‘number’ retired,” said Stamm. “I have many fond memories of my time at Lyco, and the people I met. The experiences I had during college, both in and out of the Heim building, were fundamental in shaping my personal and professional life. I look forward to returning to campus and sharing my story with current faculty and students.”
While at Lycoming, Stamm was a chemistry major and English minor who conducted summer research on reactive polymers with Chriss McDonald, Ph.D., Frank and Helen Lowry Professor of chemistry. Upon graduating, he attended the University of Michigan where he earned a master’s degree in medicinal chemistry. He then received his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University, completing his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, in San Antonio.
Stamm is currently a pulmonary and critical care physician and co-director of critical care medicine in the Geisinger Health System. He is also a part-time intensivist at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyo. He previously served as a major in the United States Air Force, where he worked in the trauma intensive care unit of Balad Air Base, Iraq, for deployments in 2008 and 2010.
“Jason was a great student at Lycoming. His subsequent career has been nothing short of stellar. I’m delighted that he has remained engaged with the College, providing guidance to Lycoming students with aspirations in the health sciences,” said McDonald.
Two alumni preceded Stamm with this honor: Both Steve Stout ’73, associate principal scientist at the Merck Research Labs, and Brian Belz ’96, director US OTC regulatory compliance at Johnson & Johnson, have had their numbers retired.