Chemistry chapter collects another
award to display in Science Center
The Manchester College chapter – which already has lots of reasons to
celebrate National Chemistry Week – will receive yet another honor from
the American Chemical Society.
The society this spring will award Manchester an honorable mention,
marking six consecutive years of honoring Manchester College. The award
for activities of the 2004-2005 chapter will be presented at the
American Chemical Society’s national meeting in March in Atlanta.
Chapter advisor is Dr. Susan J. Klein, chair of the Chemistry
This fall, current chapter members have been particularly active,
settling into and leading tours of Manchester’s newly opened $17 million
Science Center and participating in dedication ceremonies.
The 2004-2005 officers honored by the American Chemical Society:
Nicolaas Vermeulen, president, now
in a Ph.D. program in organic chemistry at University of Illinois
Christine Zirkle of Noblesville,
Ind., vice president, now a senior and current chapter president
Emma Lowman of Niagara Falls,
N.Y., treasurer, now a junior
Elena Bandera, secretary, now
working for Serim Research Corp. in Elkhart, Ind.
Manchester College offers a baccalaureate degree in chemistry, which
prepares well qualified, broadly educated graduates for employment in
chemistry fields, high school teaching, or for graduate programs in
chemistry. For more about Manchester College’s
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