Honoring our 2018 Awardees

CAZACS awardees, guests, and section members gathered at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen in Phoenix for our Annual Recognition luncheon.


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We honored our past executive board member, Regina Miskewitz, whom served recently as secretary and contributed her service for many years in the Central Arizona local section. She was given a plaque for her service.

We also honored our chair, Kathryn Kitzmiller, and look forward to her service as Past-Chair. She was given a Past Chair commemorative pin from the ACS.

Earlier in the year, Sherilyn Richardson was awarded the travel award to attend the 25th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education at the University of Notre Dame. She shared her experience at the conference, including several workshops, a poster session, and many opportunities to network with fellow teaching professionals. The musical performance by Al D. Hyde and the Key Tones, a group of chemistry teachers, sounded like a special treat!

We also honored Sara Billenstein, the 2018 Local Section Outreach Volunteer of the Year. Sara has put her heart and soul into her outreach efforts, including sharing her own personal journey and obstacles into a career in chemistry. She was awarded a certificate and some gifts from both the local section board and the National ACS.

We honored our 50- and 60-year (and beyond) members:

50-year members
Dr. Rajendra P. Khera
Mr. Roger Minear
Dr. Alan Poskanzer
Dr. Charles E. Ophardt
Dr. Terrence E. Winters

60-year members
Dr. Niel S. Berman
Dr. Edward D. Cohen
Mr. Roger Dick
Dr. Leonard Fine
Mr. John Fronabarger
Dr. Samir Hanna
Dr. Ralph W. Magin
Mr. Remo Maneri
Dr. Robert Ober
Dr. Gordon Zucker

70-year member
Mr. Edward Trabold

74-year member
Dr. Jacob Fuchs

81-year member
Dr. Louis A. Kazal

50- and 60-year members in attendance shared some of their experiences. One theme was consistent in all discussions: the pervasiveness of chemistry. Many of the career and personal pathways of our members were very winding, but chemistry served as the constant compass.

Congratulations to all our honorees!!

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