Mary Jo Pribble Graduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry


Mary Jo Pribble


Mary Jo Pribble earned a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry from Maryville College, TN, and a Masters Degree in Chemistry from Duke University, NC.  She entered the PhD program at LSU and became a student in the research group of the late Professor Joel Selbin.  She completed a dissertation titled, “New Coordination Compounds of Uranium V.”  She received her PhD in 1970.

 After a brief stint as a document chemist at Ethyl Corp, she moved on to a long career as a teacher, first at Limestone College in South Carolina.  In 1977, she became a faculty member at Glenville State College where she was well-respected and described by a former student as “a one woman chemistry department.”  Dr Pribble was an elder in the Glenville Presbyterian Church and had a passion for weaving.  She retired in 1994.

 Professor Pribble passed away on August 11th, 2015.  She left a substantial sum of money to LSU Chemistry for graduate student support.  The funds have been endowed for the purposes of this award.