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UDM receives Detroit American Chemical Society Awards

Four University of Detroit Mercy Chemistry/Biochemistry faculty and staff members were recognized by the Detroit American Chemical Society (ACS) at its annual awards dinner, held June 7 at the Henry Hotel in Dearborn.

Associate Professor of Chemistry/Biochemistry Matt Mio received the 2012 Distinguished Service Award for his "long and meritorious service to the section."

Chemistry/Biochemistry Storeroom Manager Meghann Murray was recognized with the E. Ann Nalley 2012 Regional Award for Volunteer Service to ACS for ”contributing significantly to the goals and objectives of the Society through regional activities.”

The Salutes to Excellence awards were presented to Associate Professor of Chemistry/Biochemistry Liz Roberts-Kirchhoff for providing a chemistry clinic for the Girl Scouts of America of Metro Detroit for several years, and to Chemistry/Biochemistry Professor and Chair Mark Benvenuto for his work as chair of the Central Regional meeting of ACS.

Release date: June 07,2012

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, offering approximately 100 majors and programs in 60 academic fields. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, the University has three campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

For the 11th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" – 2012 edition.