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Karen and Bill Timberlake Receive 2023 Alumni Legacy Award From UCLA

UCLA alumni Karen Timberlake (M.S. ’65) and William Timberlake (M.S. ’66) received the 2023 Alumni Legacy Award at the Chemistry & Biochemistry Departmental Awards Ceremony on May 31. Both are long-time TAA members.

The award honors distinguished UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry alumni who have received a graduate-level degree from our department, in recognition of their achievements in life, and generous support and service to UCLA.

At the ceremony, the award was presented to the Timberlakes by Department Chair Professor Neil Garg and former Department Chair Professor Catherine Clarke, who helped to establish the award in 2018.
Karen Timberlake is professor emeritus of chemistry at Los Angeles Valley College, where she taught chemistry for allied health and preparatory chemistry for over 30 years.  She received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Washington and her Master’s degree in biochemistry from UCLA. She is also also the author of Chemistry An Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry (13e), Basic Chemistry (6e) and General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry (6e).

Bill Timberlake is a professor emeritus at Los Angeles Harbor College and taught preparatory and organic chemistry for more than 30 years.  He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University and his Master’s degree in organic chemistry from UCLA.

Congrats Karen and Bill!