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Jennings Lab Inspires Through Experience

The Jennings family has a long history of commitment to the College of Charleston

The Jennings family has a long history of commitment to the College of Charleston. The late Earle D. Jennings taught at the College for 40 years (1926–1966), rising from assistant professor to professor and eventually to dean of the College. His love for the College and his zest for inspiring young scientist and students lives on through his son, Earle D. Jennings Jr. ’56, and daughter-in-law, Jane Jennings, who funded the Earle D. Jennings Laboratory in the School of Science and Mathematics. The Jennings Lab, as it has become affectionately known, offers students and faculty a modern space for hands-on educational experiences with current research instruments.

“I think the coolest thing to happen is when you learn something in the classroom and then get it conceptually in your head. But, it’s a whole other experience to actually do it physically and watch how the results pan out on an actual experiment on an actual project. That’s the coolest part about doing research in the Jennings Lab.”
- biochemistry major Nick Taylor ’17

The Jennings family’s generosity, especially during the BOUNDLESS Campaign, allows undergraduate students real-world experiences in a working lab, where generations to come will be inspired by the mysteries of chemistry and biochemistry they unfold. Thus, the Jennings legacy continues.

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