Jim Tung, Webmaster

This page was last updated on 1/14/17



Welcome to the homepage of the Virginia Blue Ridge Section of the American Chemical Society. The Section serves Alleghany, Amherst, Bedford, Botetourt, Campbell, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Pittsylvania, Pulaski, Roanoke, and Rockbridge Counties in Virginia, as well as Mercer County in West Virginia. Section Meetings are held monthly during the academic year, September through May, with no meeting in December.


Congratulations to the new Blue Ridge ACS chapter officers: Paul Deck, Gary Hollis, Jason Crumpton, Chris Monceaux, Nancy Richardson, and Maria Puccio! Their contact information may be found here.


Next executive meeting is Monday, January 16th 6:00 at Roanoke College in Trexler Hall 4th floor, Chemistry Dept. Conference Room


You will find the VBRS By-laws and the job description for each of the officers and committee chairmen on the Business link.

Student Affiliate Chapters in the VBRS

Chemistry Departments Within the VBRS

Affiliate Membership

Are you new to the area? Do you want to reactivate your membership? Are you just interested in what the Blue Ridge Section is all about?
  • For a Newsletter subscription or change of address, send your request to Nancy Richardson, Dept. of Chemistry, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA 24515 or send an e-mail message to
  • An electronic mailing list of all VBRS-ACS members has been set up for those whose email addresses are on file. We would like to use this list to help us keep in better contact with you. This will not replace our printed newsletter, but will supplement it and allow us to get information out to you in a more timely manner. It will also allow us to more easily get your input on issues affecting our section. (We will not sell or otherwise distribute names from this list to any other parties.) If you wish to be part of this list and have not yet been contacted via email regarding this list, please send an email message to Nancy Richardson with your name and email address.
  • Did you know that there is an affiliate membership opportunity in the VBRS? Technicians, high school chemistry teachers, and others who deal with chemistry in some way, but do not wish to become regular members of the ACS can become an affiliate member. The dues are only $5 a year (January - December) and should be sent to Chris Monceaux, Dept of Chemistry, Radford University, Radford, VA 24142.