Contact:  Lynn 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 900+ Clubs

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. in April. 

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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