Catawba's American Chemical Society Chapter Commended
November 12, 2013
Catawba College's student chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS) received a "Commendable" Award from the national organization for its activities during the 2012-13 academic year.
Over 367 chapters were considered for the award, and Catawba's student organization was one of 85 earning the commendable award.
In addition, Dr. Mark Sabo, professor of chemistry and faculty advisor to the chapter, was noted for special commendation. As Marinda Li Wu, president of ACS, noted, "few faculty members are willing to make the great commitment of time and energy that a successful chapter requires. Professor Sabo's efforts certainly represent the best in undergraduate science education and mentoring around the country."
"Dr. Sabo's commitment to his students is reflective of the spirit and energy that Catawba faculty have towards their students' education," said Dr. Michael Bitzer, acting provost of the college. "For many chemistry majors, Mark's dedication to providing an education rich in personal attention brings the study and understanding to a higher level for our students. We are lucky to have such dedicated faculty on at Catawba for our students."