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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 Department.

         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 science offerings, visit

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