Catawba Student Receives Scholarship from National Academic Honor Society
April 10, 2013
Elizabeth (Lizzie) White of Salisbury, a chemistry major at Catawba College and the college's current Alpha Chi chapter president, has been selected as one of 10 recipients of the 2013 Alfred H. Nolle Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded by the Alpha Chi National Academic Honor Society.
White competed for this scholarship with undergraduate members of Alpha Chi from around the country. Since there are nearly 300 collegiate chapters, White receiving the award is a significant honor, according to Catawba's Alpha Chi Sponsor, Dr. Margy Stahr.
The members of Catawba's Alpha Chi chapter nominated Lizzie for the award in January after hearing a presentation about her summer 2012 research at Texas A&M entitled "New Syntheses for Diphosphine Cages and Solid-Sate NMR Studies of Their Adsorption Characteristics on Silica Surfaces." Dr. Mark Sabo, chair of the chemistry department at Catawba, wrote White's recommendation letter.