FSC student chapter of American
Chemical Society wins award
LAKELAND, Fla. (Oct. 15, 2004) - The Florida Southern College student affiliate chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS) has been selected to receive a Commendable award for its chapter activities during the 2003-04 academic year. The FSC chapter was one of 170 chosen by the ACS to receive special recognition. The student affiliate program has over 960 college and university chapters throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.
"I congratulate the students for their hard work and their dedication," said Dr. Carmen Gauthier, the students' faculty advisor. "I am honored to be their advisor."
Gauthier received special commendation for her commitment to the student chapter. "Professor Gauthier's efforts certainly represent the best in undergraduate science education and mentoring around the country," said Charles P. Casey, ACS president.
The award-winning chapters will be honored at the 229th ACS National Meeting in San Diego on March 13, 2005. In addition, the awards will be announced in the society's national newsmagazine "Chemical & Engineering News" and in the student affiliate magazine "In Chemistry."
About Florida Southern College
Founded in 1885, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive United Methodist college with a liberal arts core. The college maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 38 undergraduate majors and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio, provides strong student/faculty mentorship programs, boasts 24 NCAA Division II national championships, and is ranked by U. S. News and World Report as one of the top ten Southern Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelors. Located on scenic Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern is the home of the world's largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.