Stewart or Katie Cooper,
Centenary News Service,
Chemistry Club 1 of 31 in Nation Judged "Outstanding" by American Chemical
Members of Centenary's award-winning Chemistry Club work with students on hands-on projects at Caddo Middle Career and Technology School.
SHREVEPORT, LA -- For the second
year, the Centenary College Chemistry Club has been named "outstanding"
by the American Chemical Society. "Outstanding" is the highest category
of award, given this year to only 31 of the 900 clubs nationwide.
The award plaque will be presented
at the national ACS meeting in New Orleans in March 2003.
Officers during the award period
were Leif Sherry, Krissy Kruse, Aimee Robinson, and Cody McDonald.
Dr. Tom Ticich, chairman of the Department of Chemistry, served as the
This is the sixth consecutive award
that the Centenary club has received from the ACS and the second in the
outstanding category. The award stems from the number and variety
of activities the club has sponsored. The major activity was the
service project to Caddo Middle Career and Technology School where Centenary
students worked with two sixth-grade classes throughout the year.
The club also sponsored social events, attended seminars at local ACS section
meetings, contributed to the "Trick or Terror" campuswide community-service
event at Centenary, and celebrated National Chemistry Week on campus and
in the community with a full schedule of activities.
The club also played a major role
in a ChemLuminary Award received by the Northwest Louisiana ACS section.
The National Chemistry Week Task Force presented awards to 13 local sections
for specific events at the national ACS meeting in Boston in August.
Northwest Louisiana won in the category of greatest membership involvement
for a program of hands-on activities and magic shows it sponsored at Sci-Port
Discovery Center last year. Half of the volunteers were Centenary
Chemistry Club members, who set up the activities for 200 local school
children. This is the first ChemLuminary Award received by the local
For further information, contact
Dr. Ticich at 318-869-5011.
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