Stewart, Centenary News Service, 318-869-5120, or
Dr. Tom Ticich, Department
of Chemistry, 318-869-5011
American Chemical Society
Selects Centenary Chemistry Club as One of 24 "Outstanding" among Nation's
SHREVEPORT, LA -- The Centenary College
Chemistry Club is one of 24 clubs in the nation awarded an outstanding
commendation by the national American Chemical Society. The recognition
is based on the number and nature of clubs' activities in 2000-01 and it
is the highest level of recognition by the national organization for the
more than 900 clubs nationwide.
This is the fifth consecutive
year in which Centenary's Chemistry Club has received an award, but the
first time it was placed in the outstanding category. An award plaque
will be presented during a ceremony at the national ACS meeting in Orlando, Fla.
For the 2000-01 year, officers and
their graduation or estimated graduation years were Valerie Curtis '01,
Leif Sherry '02, Krissy Kruse '02 and Aimee Robinson '02. Faculty
advisor is Dr. Tom Ticich, associate professor of chemistry and chairman of the department.
The centerpiece of the club's activities
is an outreach program to sixth graders at Caddo Middle Career and
Technology Magnet (formerly Hollywood Middle School), in which club members
facilitate hands-on chemistry activities with the children.
Other activities included attendance
at local ACS section meetings and at the national ACS meeting in San Diego,
participation in the Halloween Trick or Terror event, National Chemistry
Week and Mole Day events (including a periodic chart of cupcakes), Centenary's
Physics and Chemistry Circus and four major social events.
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