American Chemical Society recognizes Spring Hill College student chapter

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 11:00am

MOBILE, Ala. – The American Chemical Society Student Chapter at Spring Hill College has again been named an "Outstanding Chapter” by the American Chemical Society for the 2011-2012 academic year.

More than 360 student chapters from colleges and universities across the country applied for the awards. Only 46 were named as “Outstanding” chapters. The Spring Hill chapter previously received “Outstanding” status in 2008-2009 and “Commendable” status in 2010-2011. The chapter was also awarded the 2011-2012 Outstanding Student Organization Award from the college.

“For a student chapter at a small college, it is quite remarkable to receive this award,” said chapter advisor Dr. Carolyn Simmons, associate professor of chemistry. “I am so proud of our students for all of their hard work and dedication.”

The ACS praised the chapter for extensive work in the Mobile community that included the Partners in Science program with Mobile area schools, Kids’ Day at Penelope House, and the Science Olympiad hosted each spring for local high schools and middles schools, and for on-campus National Chemistry Week programs, and Earth Day activities among others.  

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