Winthrop Chemistry Majors Honored by the Piedmont Section of the American Chemical Society (5/5/98)

The Piedmont section of the American Chemical Society has just announced that Kelley Wilson Dwyer has been selected for this year's Undergraduate Leadership Award and that Natalie Annette Hammond has been selected to receive the Academic Achievement Award.

Each year, the ACS Piedmont section--encompassing the Charlotte metro region, most of western North Carolina, and upstate South Carolina--presents three undergraduate student awards.  Considering the large number of colleges and universities there are in the Piedmont region, this is a tremendous recognition from professionals in the field on the achievements of Winthrop chemistry students.

Kelley Dwyer is the President of the Winthrop University Student Affiliate of the American Chemical Society and a junior with a 3.92 GPA. She is currently conducting research on arsenic adsorption on soils at Argonne National Lab under the U.S. Department of Energy research semester program.  Kelley's current professional goals are to conduct memory and learning research with autistic children after she completes a Ph.D/MD in neurochemistry.

Natalie Hammond is a junior with a 3.92 GPA.  She plans to enter medical school in the fall of 1999. Each award consists of $150 plus a certificate.