The Department of Chemistry and Physics faculty, students, and alumni would like to express sincere congratulations and thanks to Dr. Faina Ryvkin. Dr. Ryvkin has concluded 20 years of teaching, service, and leadership in the department and at Emmanuel College. Her dedication to her students and to physical chemistry has been a hallmark of her teaching. She has inspired in her students a dedication to physical chemistry that has persisted over the years. Dr. Ryvkin served as Department Chair and as the Associate Dean of the School of Science and Health in the past few years, paving the way for our recent accreditation by the American Chemical Society. She has been an exceptional colleague and mentor to other faculty in the department and we all wish her the very best in her retirement from teaching. Dr. Ryvkin will always be a Saint and valued colleague.