Dr. Alfred L. Peiker ’28
The Alfred L. Peiker Scholarship Fund was created at the bequest of Dr. Alfred L. Peiker, a chemistry professor at the College. Dr. Peiker earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees at Trinity and then went on to McGill University for his doctorate. In 1930, he returned to Trinity to teach chemistry. He left the College in 1943 to join the American Cyanamid Company, where he later became director of the company’s Product Research Development and its Stamford Laboratories. He also served as vice president of Cyanamid European Research Institute.
Dr. Peiker returned to Trinity in 1963 to teach general chemistry and physical chemistry courses. A student praised his dedication to teaching and his constant efforts to make the subject matter more easily understandable. He observed, “Dr. Peiker was a chemist, and Dr. Peiker was a warm human being.” Dr. Peiker wrote various technical articles and was a contributor to Successful Commercial Chemical Development. He held several patents and was a member of the American Chemical Society and the American Association of Textile Chemists.