In an effort to recognize the immeasurable outreach efforts made by local section volunteers, the Committee of Community Activities (CCA) has established the Local Section Outreach Volunteers of the Year recognition program. Each local section has an opportunity to recognize one individual annually for demonstrating extraordinary outreach volunteer service within the section. Volunteers are only eligible to be recognized once every five years.
In recognition of their exemplary outreach efforts, ACS provides each participating local section with a certificate and recognition gift to present to the awardee during a local section meeting or other local section event. The awardees will also be recognized by the Chair of CCA, George L. Heard, in an issue of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN) later this year.
The Sacramento Section has chosen Michelle Faust as the Volunteer of the year. Michelle will be honored at the Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Event on September 12, 2015.
Michelle Faust served as Treasurer for the Sacramento Section during 2014. In addition to her duties performed in that role, she has made numerous other contributions such as:
- applied for and awarded Innovative Project Grant (IPG) grant from ACS for the Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate event
- obtained a Committee on Community Activities (CCA) mini-grant in conjunction with the UC Davis chemistry club for a Chemists Celebrate Earth Day event
- set up Student Travel Grant Awards to the Fall 2014 ACS National Meeting in San Francisco for undergrad and grad students, an award that will continue in 2015
- secured a speaker for our celebration of 50 & 60 year members
Congratulations Michelle! Thanks for all of your hard work!