Finding Aid 31
Union College Archives
UC 24.2 Phillip A. Sharp
Record Group : 24
Collection : 2
Location : Archival Box
Processing Information : Finding Aid created by
Bruce Miracle on September 10, 2007.
Note : Phillip A. Sharp, a native of Pendleton County, graduated from Union College in 1966 with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and mathematics. He earned his Ph.D in chemistry from the University of Illinois. In 1974 Dr. Sharp became a research scientist at MIT. On December 10, 1993 Dr. Sharp was a co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work in molecular genetics. In addition to numerous awards and honors Dr. Sharp has also received the 1988 Union College Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award and in 1993 was inducted into the Union College Hall of Fame. The Sharp Academic Center is named in honor of Dr. Sharp and his wife Ann (Union, 1966).
- One January 1994 issue of Perspectives on Higher Education, a newsletter published by the Kentucky Council on Higher Education.
NOTE: This issue is devoted to Dr. Phillip A. Sharp and is headlined, “Kentucky scientist awarded Nobel Prize in medicine.” The newsletter contains a speech by Dr. Sharp, a brief biography and information on awards and honors that he received.