During 2012, alumnus Alex Gregory, who holds two master’s degrees from Georgia College and has served for more than 20 years as a member of the Foundation Board of Trustees, has been awarded the Mike Mansfield Award, presented by The Japan-America Society of Georgia. The award honors former Ambassador Mansfield’s efforts in fostering good will between Japan and the United States. Currently, Gregory serves as chairman of YKK Corporation of America’s board of directors and president and CEO of the Marietta-based company.
Georgia College chemical society earns national award
The Georgia College Chapter of the American Chemical Society has received an Outstanding Award for the fourth consecutive year.
The award recognizes the chapter’s activities during the 2010-2011 academic year.
Of the 330 chapter reports submitted, The Society Committee on Education presented 36 Outstanding, 86 commendable and 107 honorable mention awards.
“Professor Catrena Lisse, faculty advisor of the chapter, deserves special commendation,” wrote Dr. Nancy B. Jackson, president of the American Chemical Society, in the award letter. “Few faculty members are willing to make the great commitment of time and energy that a successful chapter requires. Professor Lisse’s efforts certainly represent the best in undergraduate science education and mentoring around the country.”
The list of winning chapters will be published in Chemical & Engineering News and inChemistry, the student member magazine.
The award-winning chapters also will be honored at the 243rd ACS National Meeting in San Diego, Calif., in March 2012.
Previous awards include:
• 2009-2010 Outstanding Chapter
• 2009-2010 Green Chemistry Award
• 2008-2009 Outstanding Chapter
• 2008-2009 Green Chemistry Award
• 2007-2008 Outstanding Chapter