Honoring Dr. Robert V. Honeychuck as he retires

Honoring Dr. Robert V. Honeychuck as he retires

On Wednesday April 24, 2019, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry joined family and friends to celebrate the retirement of Dr. Robert V. Honeychuck, who has been with the department for over 30 years.  Dr. Honeychuck has taught organic chemistry, mentored graduate students and served as graduate coordinator for the department.

Many of the people gathered at the luncheon shared stories about their interactions with Bob over the years. A notorious morning-person, he could regularly be found prowling the halls at 6am before his 7:30am organic lecture. After the lunch, he said, “How do you know when it’s time to leave a job? When you’ve outlasted more presidents than you have fingers… that’s when it’s time.” Bob has been a valued and generous colleague over the years and he will be missed.

Bob and his wife, Sue, are leaving Virginia to make their home in Denver, Colorado, where he plans to enjoy the outdoors and pursue heliskiing.