Kris Hajny Furman University

Class of 2015
Hometown: Mooresville, North Carolina

When Kris Hajny emerges from Purdue University, he'll likely have a Ph.D. in chemical engineering and a bevy of job offers from big industry inviting him to add to the planet's environmental mess. But he'd rather be the one to help clean it up. "When I came to Furman freshman year I was involved with engaged living." Hajny says, "Through that I realized my interest in the environment was something I could easily incorporate into my actual major and my career." Now Hajny is intent on using science to both prevent and eliminate pollution as an environmental chemist. "(Other schools) were phenomenal in chemistry, but Furman had more of an environmental edge than my other options. That made me feel more welcome here," he says.

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