Erskine chapter honored by American Chemical Society

Posted on December 4, 2017

The Erskine College student chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS) has been named an “Outstanding” chapter for the 2016-17 academic year.

More than 400 student chapter activity reports were submitted to ACS for the year, and from among these the ACS Committee on Education presented just 52 outstanding awards, along with 114 commendable and 139 honorable mention awards. The winners are listed in the November/December 2017 issue of inChemistry, the student member magazine of ACS. Winning chapters will also be honored at the 255th ACS National Meeting in New Orleans, scheduled for March 2018.

Erskine’s ACS officers for the 2016-17 academic year were Kayla Squiggins of Clover, president; Kristen Richey of Anderson, vice president; Peggy Skerratt of Panama City, Fla., secretary; Adam Hartley of Mooresville, N.C., treasurer; and Ashton Coker, outreach.

American Chemical Society President Dr. Allison A. Campbell offered congratulations to members of the student chapter and also praised the Erskine chapter’s faculty advisors, Professor of Chemistry Dr. Joel Boyd and Associate Professor of Chemistry and Physics Dr. Tiffany Hayden, saying they “deserve special commendation” for their work.

“Few faculty members are willing to make the great commitment of time and energy that a successful chapter requires,” Campbell said. “Professor Hayden’s and Professor Boyd’s efforts certainly represent the best in undergraduate science education and mentoring around the country.”