KSC chemistry major Molly Croteau ’10 was one of 15 students chosen to receive an American Chemical Society 2009 Student Affiliates Leadership Award at the ACS 2009 Leadership Institute in Fort Worth, Texas (January 23–25).
Sponsored by the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Committee on Education Task Force, Undergraduate Programming, the award recognizes emerging leaders in the Student Affiliates network and helps them prepare for leadership opportunities in volunteer organizations and in their professional life. The award recognizes Molly’s outstanding leadership potential based upon her involvement in both the Chemistry Lyceum and organizations within her home community of Ware, N.H.
“The important information I received from the 2009 ACS Leadership Institute and the many fascinating people I met will be something I remember throughout the rest of my academic years, as well as the rest of my life, in any career path I choose to follow,” Croteau said.
At the institute she learned about available grants and funds for Student Affiliates, took two four-hour courses (Fostering Innovation, and Engaging and Motivating Volunteers), and met with the manager of the Undergraduate Programs Office at ACS, to gain valuable insight about inChemistry, the magazine for student affiliates.