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American Chemical Society honors Augustana’s student chapter

SIOUX FALLS – Augustana College’s student chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS) has been chosen to receive an Outstanding Award for its activities conducted during the 2008-2009 academic year.

The ACS Committee on Education received more than 360 reports for 2008-2009 and presented 35 Outstanding awards, 68 Commendable awards, and 119 Honorable Mention awards. The award-winning chapters will be honored at the 239th ACS national meeting in San Francisco March 21, 2010. The winners will also be published in Chemical & Engineering, and in inchemistry, the student member magazine.

Dr. Jetty Duffy-Matzner (shown right), faculty advisor to Augustana’s student chapter, received special commendation from Dr. Thomas Lane, president of ACS.

“Few faculty members are willing to make the great commitment of time and energy that a successful chapter requires. Their efforts certainly represent the best in undergraduate science education and mentoring around the country. We extend our warmest congratulations to the students and Professor Duffy-Matzner for setting such a fine example for other chapters and being exemplary chemistry ambassadors.”