Organic Chemistry - Douglas Applequist

We have located Prince Rivers through his son, who is also named Prince Rivers. The younger Prince Rivers has sent the following recent emails:

"I am the son of Dr. Prince Rivers. My name is also Prince. I live in Hampton, VA and I recently moved my dad here from Atlanta, Georgia where he spent the majority of his professional life in academic administration (see below.) My dad doesn't have access to email, but I I told him about your message. I'll be glad to communicate anything to him that you or your group would like to express."

"As far as my dad's health, he was diagnosed with Parkinson's many years ago. Oddly enough, he manages this pretty well; however, Congestive Heart Failure keeps him from being as active as he was a few years ago. The Parkinson's main effect on my dad is impaired speech. Some days verbal communication is very difficult. In spite of it all, he is well cared for and still relatively independent. By the way, I ask him chemistry questions from time to time just to keep him on his toes!"

"I took my Dad online yesterday to see the websites of various alumni. He thoroughly enjoyed himself."

Information from Prince's CV:

Until his recent illness and move to be close to his son, Pastor Prince Rivers, "our" Prince was Assistant to the Executive Director for Special Projects, and the Director of the Dual Degree Engineering Program at Atlanta University Center. From 1979 to 1990, he was Provost of Atlanta University Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Before that he was Executive Secretary, Minority Access to Research Careers at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. And prior to his NIH experience, Prince was Professor of Chemistry at Fisk University (Nashville, Tennessee) and Associate Professor of Chemistry at North Carolina Central University in Durham.

While at the Atlanta University Center, Prince was active on behalf of the Robert W. Woodruff Library. This library has a very large multi-purpose room dedicated to the memory of Dr. Virginia Lacy Jone, first Dean of the Atlanta University Library School, a position she held for forty years. Prince secured funds which allowed this library to sponsor at least three exhibits per year. This was a highly successful effort and a very effective outreach into the community. The Woodruff Library staff recognized Prince's outstanding efforts with an impressive "Resolution of Appreciation."


We sadly provide this recent update to Prince River's web page. "Hello, Jack, Peter and Larry: It is a privilege to hear from my dad's friends and colleagues who have remembered him and reached out to him over the years. My dad's health declined rapidly in March 2010 and he died on March 20, 2010 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. We had two wonderful memorial services for him, one at my church in NC and a second at my dad's church in Decatur, GA. He died as he lived--calling the shots for as long as he could.

"If any of you would like a copy of the memorial program, I would be happy to mail you one if you provide an address.

"Thanks for thinking of my dad. My sisters and I miss him a lot. If you happen to remember my mom, Ann, she is doing quite well. She is remarried and lives in Decatur, GA."


Prince(III) Prince Raney Rivers United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church 450 Metropolitan Drive Winston Salem, NC 27101

Prince Rivers
11 Big Bethel Road
Hampton, VA 23666


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