Student ACS Chapter Receives National Honor

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has announced that Augustana’s ACS Student Chapter has received the Outstanding Award for its activities conducted during the 2009-2010 academic year.

Across the nation, more than 360 activity reports were submitted for the 2009-2010 academic year. Among those, the ACS’ Society Committee on Education presented only 36 Outstanding Awards.

"Professor Jetty Duffy-Matzner and Professor Jared Mays, faculty advisors of the Chapter, deserve special commendation. 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 Professors Matzner and Mays for setting such a fine example for other chapters and being exemplary chemistry ambassadors,” said Dr. Joseph Francisco, president of the American Chemical Society.

Kelly Sprecher
Director of Communications & Media Relations