Georgia College chemical society earns national award

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October 19, 2011

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

ABOUT GEORGIA COLLEGE: Georgia College, the state’s designated Public Liberal Arts University, combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. Its four colleges – arts and sciences, business, education and health sciences – provide 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, with hands-on involvement with faculty research, community service, study abroad and myriad internships.

Founded in 1889, Georgia College boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation with Corinthian columns fronting red brick buildings and wide open green spaces. Georgia College also offers graduate education at the historic Jefferson building in downtown Macon, at Robins Air Force Base and online.

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