Reported by Suzy Hartmann
Recognition Night was held on March 16, 2019 at Balaban’s in Chesterfield. The evening celebrated our 50 and 60 year members as well as our 2018 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award.
The evening started with an active social hour, where old friends reconnected and new friends were made. Following dinner, Chair Suzy Hartmann welcomed the guests and presented certificates to the 50 and 60 year members in attendance. The St. Louis Section thanks these dedicated members for their contributions to the section and to the chemical sciences.
- 50 Year Members: Paul Eckler, William Mees, Marvin Raymond, Ron Smith
- >60 Year Members: Leo Malone, Bruce Phillips
Jeff Cornelius was presented with the 2018 Distinguished Service Award for his past and current contributions to the section. Jeff has held multiple leadership roles with the section including Education Committee Chair, Undergraduate Research Symposium Chair, Secretary, Director, and Chair succession. He currently serves as Treasurer.
Past Chair, Ben Barth was presented with his Past Chair pin and a plaque. These gifts did not come for free as Ben gave a talk immediately after taking possession of these items. His presentation “Chemistry for Pre-Pharmacy Students at St. Louis College of Pharmacy” provided the audience with an overview of the steps Ben and other faculty members at St. Louis College of Pharmacy have taken to continuously improve student outcomes.
Many thanks to all who attended, and congratulations to the honorees. More photos from the event can be found at the STL ACS Flickr website.
The section would also like to acknowledge the 50, 60, and 70 year members who were not in attendance for their years of dedication and service.
- 50 Year Members: David Habermehl, Eric Ressner, Mark Wrighton
- 60 Year Members: John Craddock, Ronald Downs, Kurt Moedritzer, John Wagenknecht
- 70 Year Members: Henry Horner, Quentin Thompson