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Our Group Member, Erin Morgan, Receives 2012 ACS Student Leadership Award

Iona College junior Erin Morgan ('13) has been selected to receive the American Chemical Society's (ACS) 2012 Student Leadership Award. The award will be presented to Morgan at the 2012 ACS Leadership Institute to be held in Fort Worth, Texas, January 20-22. The award is made in recognition of emerging leaders in the ACS student chapter network and helps them prepare for leadership opportunities at volunteer organizations, such as ACS, and in their professional career. Erin, who is pursuing a major in chemistry, is in the Honors Program and is a Patrick Martin Scholar, and currently serves as President of the Iona Chemical Society. She is an active research member of the group Professor Sunghee Lee, and has recently presented her research at the Eastern Analytical Symposium for work on the topic of "Monitoring the Protein Integrity by Near Infrared Spectroscopy". This is the second time that an Iona Chemistry student has won this award. Loreta Geneviciute ('10), also our group memeber, who is currently enrolled at NYU College of Dentistry, was a recipient in 2008. The award is a reflection of the dynamic leadership of the Iona Chemical Society under Erin, as well as the ACS's view of the growth potential for the Iona Chemical Society and the Chemistry Department. Congratulations Erin!