chapter of American Chemical Society
receives Outstanding Chapter award
The chapter will travel to California
for ACS national meeting
LAKELAND, Fla. (March
23, 2004) - FSC chemistry professor Dr. Carmen Gauthier will accompany
several students to the 227th American Chemical Society (ACS) national
meeting in Anaheim, Calif. March 29-April 1. The students will receive
an award for Outstanding Chapter and will present a poster on "Activities
of a Successful Student Affiliate Chapter at Florida Southern College."
This is the second year that the FSC chapter will receive an Outstanding
Chapter award. To be recognized as an outstanding chapter by the
ACS, the student affiliate chapter must participate in community
outreach; attend local, regional or national meetings sponsored
by ACS; and participate in departmental activities, fund raising,
and social events. As part of the National Chemistry week activities,
the FSC chapter visited Bartow Elementary Academy where they worked
with 140 children from grades 4-5 in an outdoor activity highlighting
this year's theme of air and space. The group also conducted hands-on
activities at the Explorations V Museum. The students assisted the
chemistry department in the Chemathon competition by serving as
tour-guides, readers, and scorekeepers and provided the entertainment
for the award ceremony.
The following students will attend the ACS meeting:
Joseph Capetillo is a junior chemistry major and the son
of Fernando and Norma Capetillo of Brandon, Fla.
Michelle Crawford, a sophomore chemistry major, is the daughter
of Richard and Terri-Anne Crawford of Lakeland, Fla.
Kimberly Kucharik is a senior biology major and daughter
of Charles and Patty Kucharik of Wyoming, Del.
Clayton Zelazowski, a senior biology major, is the son of Dennis
and Marcie Zelazowski of New Kensington, Pa.
About Florida Southern College
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.