Dr. Longroy came to IPFW in 1964 and retired in 1998 as associate professor emeritus of chemistry. He received degrees from Flint Junior College (A.S., 1956), Flint College (A.B., 1958) and University of Michign (M.S., 1961; Ph.D., 1962). He taught chemistry. His area of research was industrial organic chemistry. He received the 1994 Chemist of the Year award.