American Chemical Society to honor
Manchester’s student affiliates chapter
For the fifth consecutive year, Manchester College will receive a
student affiliates chapter award from the American Chemical Society.
The ACS announced
in its in Chemistry magazine that Manchester’s chapter will
receive an honorable mention, based on the 2003-2004 annual report of
Chapter adviser is Dr. Susan J. Klein, chair of the Chemistry
Department. The society’s awards ceremony will be held at its national
meeting March 13 in San Diego.
student chapter, with about 25 members, has a history of excellence in
the eyes of the ACS: With this award, the chapter will have received two
commendables and three honorable mentions in the past five years. There
are about 1,000 student affiliate chapters in the United States; the
society will honor 179 in March.
College’s chapter activities ranged from selling molecular model kits to
organic chemistry students to creating a bulletin board about “The
Earth’s Atmosphere and Beyond” for the North Manchester Public Library.
The MC students
staffed the chemistry stockroom and a panel of chapter members
participated in a weekly science seminar about summer science
experiences. The students also attended science lectures and exceeded
their fund-raising goals.
Chapter officers submitting the report to ACS were Alyssa Hoff,
president, of Elkhart, Ind., who graduated in May; Nicolaas Vermeulen,
vice president, of North Manchester, Ind., a senior this year; Andrea
Dillon, treasurer, of Vandalia, Ohio, a senior this year; and Leslie
Holtzclaw, secretary, of Decatur, Ind., who graduated in May.
biology/chemistry are popular majors at Manchester College, which is
constructing a $17 million Science Center in the center of campus. The
state-of-the-art facility will be ready for students in mid-summer.
This fall, 72 students are seeking
degrees in chemistry or biology/chemistry.
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American Chemical Society chapter affiliate
officers for 2004-2005 are Nicolaas Vermeulen, president; Chrissy Zirkle,
vice president, a junior from Noblesville, Ind.; Emma Lowman, treasurer,
a sophomore from Greentown, Ind.; and
Elena Bandera, secretary, a