Haasch chosen for alumnus award

Graduate Richard Haasch, Ph.D. was chosen to receive the 2004 Hamilton High School Distinguished Alumnus Award that will be presented at the school’s June 12 graduation ceremonies. A 1978 graduate, Haasch is an electron spectroscopist in the Center for Microanalysis Materials at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign where he teaches and assists those conducting research.

After high school, Haasch majored in general sciences, earning a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Marquette University in 1982. He earned his doctorate as an analytical chemist in 1989 from the University of Minnesota.