Jung tells his story as Founder’s Day speaker

Dr. James Jung, keynote speaker for Campbell University’s Founder’s Day celebration, joined the Campbell faculty as a chemistry professor in 1962. He became chair of the department just one year later, rising to chairman of the Division of Mathematics and Science in less than a decade. His accomplishments as a graduate student were no less outstanding. The recipient of three prestigious fellowships, Jung also garnered numerous honors. He clearly could have written his own ticket at almost any college or university in the country, yet he chose to remain at Campbell to build his career. In his Founder’s Day address, Jung looks back on the past 45 years and the lasting affection he feels for the university he calls home. Campbell University will celebrate Founder’s Day on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 11 a.m. in Turner Auditorium of the D. Rich building. The public is invited to attend. “I am honored to be selected as the Founder’s Day speaker,” Jung said. “It is an important day for the university, and I am honored be part of it.” Dr. Jung received a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Davidson College and a Master of Education in secondary education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH). He also earned a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from UNC-CH. He is the recipient of the Depont Science Teacher’s Fellowship, the Petroleum Research Foundation Fellowship and the Tennessee Eastman Fellowship. He is married to the former Patty Ludwig. They are the parents of five children, Anita Bunce and Alisa Jung, of Lexington, N.C.; Dayna Scarborough, who lives near Greensboro, N.C.; David Jung, of Raleigh, N.C.; and Krystal Alligood of Raleigh. Four of the five children are Campbell graduates.Photo Copy: Dr. James Jung, far right, with Campbell students in earlier years.

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