Awards

Regional Awards

The SERMACS Boards wholly or partly administers four regional awards, which are given at our meetings. These awards are as follows:

  • ACS CHED Southeastern Regional Award for Excellence in High School Teaching

  • ACS E. Ann Nalley Regional Award for Volunteer Service

  • ACS Stanley C. Israel Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences

  • SERMACS Industrial Innovation Award

  • Partners for Progress and Prosperity Award

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American Chemical Society

Fall 2019 National Meeting & Exposition

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

August 27, 2019

Since 1999, the American Chemical Society (ACS) has honored the efforts of volunteer members through the ChemLuminary Awards. The awards recognize individuals in ACS local sections, technical divisions, international sciences chapters, and regional meetings whose efforts have helped to achieve excellence.
The Carolina-Piedmont local ACS section, which hosted the 2017 Southeastern Re gional Meeting (SERMACS), is pleased to announce that it has been onored with the

Outs tanding Regional Meeting Award

Congratulations to all the members of the section, particularly those who participated as volunteers or presenters and thereby contributed to the success of the meeting.

Service Award

Dr. E. Ann Nalley

Dr. E. Ann Nalley

Due to the efforts of Dr. Chris Bannochie, we now have a beautiful medallion to accompany the Nalley Award. Each medallion will be mounted in a handsome wooden plaque.

Diversity Award

Dr. Stanley C. Israel

Dr. Stanley C. Israel

Our diversity award is named for Stanley C. Israel, recognized as an outstanding scientist and educator. A tribute is posted on the POLY website.

Meet Our 2016 Awardees

Left to Right: Robert Gotwals, Jr. was the winner of the 2016 ACS CHED Southeastern Regional Award for Excellence in High School Teaching. William H. "Jack" Breazeale, Jr. received the 2016 ACS E. Ann Nalley Regional Award for Volunteer Service. Gina MacDonald won the 2016 ACS Stanley C. Israel Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences. George Adjabeng won the 2016 ACS Southeastern Regional Industrial Innovation Award. The partnership of the Virginia ACS Section Minority Affairs Committee and NOBCChe is the recipient of the 2016 Partners for Progress and Prosperity Award.

Meet Our 2015 Awardees

Left to Right: Constance Brown was the winner of the 2015 ACS CHED Southeastern Regional Award for Excellence in High School Teaching. Judith Iriarte-Gross received the 2015 ACS E. Ann Nalley Regional Award for Volunteer Service. University of Mississippi Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry won the 2015 ACS Stanley C. Israel Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences. Abdou Lachgar, Chinmay Deshmane, Marcus Wright, and Brian Hanson won the 2015 ACS Southeastern Regional Industrial Innovation Award.

Meet Our 2014 Awardees

Left to Right: Fred Okoh was the winner of the 2014 ACS CHED Southeastern Regional Award for Excellence in High School Teaching. Shakti K. Airee received the 2014 ACS E. Ann Nalley Regional Award for Volunteer Service. J. V. Ortiz won the 2014 ACS Stanley C. Israel Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences. David Thomas, Jamal El-Hibri, Chantal Louis, Scott Harding, Vijay Gopalakrishnan, Dan Malone, Bianca Shemper, Nick Malkovich, Russ Slater, Bill Gandy, Suresh Sriram, and Fred Larsen won the 2014 SERMACS Industrial Innovation Award.

Meet Our 2013 Awardees

Left to Right: Brian Corbett was the winner of the 2013 ACS CHED Southeastern Regional Award for Excellence in High School Teaching. Mary K. Moore received the 2013 ACS E. Ann Nalley Regional Award for Volunteer Service. Dan Rabinovich won the 2013 ACS Stanley C. Israel Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences. Amogh Boloor, Mui Cheung, Philip Harris, Kevin Hinkle, Jeffrey A. Stafford, and James Veal won the 2013 SERMACS Industrial Innovation Award.

Meet Our 2012 Awardees

Left to Right: Susanne M. Dana was the winner of the 2012 ACS CHED Southeastern Regional Award for Excellence in High School Teaching. Christopher J. Bannochie received the 2012 ACS E. Ann Nalley Regional Award for Volunteer Service. Christine S. Grant won the 2012 ACS Stanley C. Israel Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences. Christian Melander won the 2012 ACS Southeastern Regional Industrial Innovation Award.

Meet Our 2011 Awardees

Left to Right: Susan Smith was the winner of the 2011 ACS CHED Southeastern Regional Award for Excellence in High School Teaching. Paul Deck received the 2011 ACS E. Ann Nalley Regional Award for Volunteer Service. Carol Parish and Hungtao Yu won the 2011 ACS Stanley C. Israel Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences.

Meet Our 2010 Awardees

Left to Right: Ray Tedder was the winner of the 2010 ACS CHED Southeastern Regional Award for Excellence in High School Teaching. Tim Hanks received the 2010 ACS E. Ann Nalley Regional Award for Volunteer Service. Angela Peters won the 2010 ACS Stanley C. Israel Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences.

Meet Our 2009 Awardees

Left to Right: Sondra Wieland was the winner of the 2009 ACS CHED Southeastern Regional Award for Excellence in High School Teaching. Larry Krannich received the 2009 ACS E. Ann Nalley Regional Award for Volunteer Service. Cornelia Gillyard won the 2009 ACS Stanley C. Israel Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences. Carlos Lopez won the 2009 ACS Southeastern Regional Industrial Innovation Award. Congratulations to these outstanding educators, scientists, and mentors!

Meet Our 2008 Awardees

Left to Right: Dianne Earle was the winner of the 2008 ACS CHED Southeastern Regional Award for Excellence in High School Teaching. Bill Switzer received the 2008 ACS E. Ann Nalley Regional Award for Volunteer Service. Judith Iriarte-Gross won the 2008 ACS Stanley C. Israel Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences. Congratulations to these outstanding educators, scientists, and mentors!

ChemLuminary Awards for Regional Members

The ChemLuminary is granted nationally to recognize local sections, regional meetings, and divisions for their tireless efforts and work in promoting chemistry and the chemical sciences in local areas. These sections in the Southeast Regional Meeting received have this recognition: