May 30, 2007
American Chemical Society Honors Five NTID Students
From: NTID - May 30, 2007
Contact: Pamela Carmichael
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AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY HONORS FIVE NTID STUDENTS
ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 30â€”Five students from the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, a college of Rochester Institute of Technology, have received Student Recognition Awards from the American Chemical Society for their performance in the chemical technology field.
Kerri Bailey of Canandaigua, N.Y.; Christina Cogswell of St. Charles, Ill.; Quinn Cruise of Milton, Ontario, Canada; Kyle Edenzon of Northridge, Calif.; and Grace Kennedy of Morrow, Ohio, all students in NTIDâ€™s Laboratory Science Technology program, were selected for their outstanding lab and classroom performance, communication skills, and integrity and reliability.
â€œItâ€™s a great honor for these students to be recognized by the American Chemical Society,â€ said Todd Pagano, director of the LST program. â€œWithout a doubt, these students will continue to display the skills that this award represents throughout the remainder of their academic careers and into their professional careers in chemical technology.â€
NTIDâ€™s LST program prepares deaf and hard-of-hearing students for employment as laboratory technicians. Graduates work in a range of fields, including chemical, biological, biotechnical, pharmaceutical, environmental, forensic, industrial, and food analysis.
ACS, the worldâ€™s largest nonprofit scientific society, has more than 150,000 members who are chemists and chemical engineers.
NTID is the first and largest technological college in the world for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. One of eight colleges of RIT, NTID offers educational programs and access and support services for the 1,100 deaf and hard-of-hearing students from around the world who study, live, and socialize with 14,400 hearing students on RITâ€™s Rochester, N.Y., campus. Web address: http://www.rit.edu/NTID.
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