SHC Chemistry Club receives Outstanding Chapter Award from American Chemical Society

Wed, 10/07/2009 (All day)

Oct. 7, 2009

MOBILE, Ala. – The Spring Hill College Chemistry Club received national recognition for their activities during the 2008-2009 academic year. The student organization received an “Outstanding Chapter Award” from the American Chemical Society.

The chapter will be recognized at the ACS Student Affiliates Chapter Award Ceremony that will be held at the 239th ACS National Meeting in San Francisco. The group will also be recognized in the November/December issue of “in Chemistry” magazine.

ACS recognizes successful student chapters for conducting exceptional programs and activities. For the 2008-2009 academic year, 360 student chapters across the country applied for the awards: 35 received “Outstanding,” 68 “Commendable,” and 119 “Honorable Mention.” Successful chapters engage in valuable programs that impact members, their chapters, the Student Affiliates Program, the public, and the greater chemistry community.

“After only being active for two years, it is quite remarkable for a student chapter to receive this award. I am so proud of our students for all of their hard work and dedication,” said Dr. Carolyn Simmons, faculty advisor of the SHC Chemistry Club.

For more information on the ACS Student Chapter Awards, visit