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Mount Saint Vincent Student Chapter Receives Honorable Mention Award from ACS


Riverdale, N.Y. – The American Chemical Society (ACS) student chapter at the College of Mount Saint Vincent has received an honorable mention award for activities conducted during the 2014-2015 academic year. It is the seventh consecutive year that the Mount’s student chapter has been commended by the ACS.

The Society Committee on Education issued 55 outstanding, 99 commendable, and 160 honorable mention awards. The College’s chapter, as well as other award-winning chapters, will be featured in Chemical & Engineering News and in the November/December issue of inChemistry, the student member newspaper. All award-winning chapters will be honored at the 251st ACS National Meeting in San Diego, Calif., on Sunday, March 13, 2016.

Among the activities that helped the chapter earn its award was its participation in hands-on demonstrations of scientific principles at the New York Hall of Science. In addition, Associate Professor of Chemistry Pamela Kerrigan, faculty advisor of the chapter and Director of the Division of Natural Sciences, was credited by the ACS for her commitment of time and energy.

The student chapter at the College is made up of members of the Science Club and is open to all students. The Science Club will also be involved in the Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting (MARM) hosted by the College in June 2016. The group has been awarded a programming grant from the ACS for undergraduate events at the meeting.

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
Founded in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity, the College of Mount Saint Vincent offers nationally recognized liberal arts education and a select array of professional fields of study on a landmark campus overlooking the Hudson River. Committed to the education of the whole person, and enriched by the unparalleled cultural, educational and career opportunities of New York City, the College equips students with the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary for lives of achievement, professional accomplishment and leadership in the 21st century.