Appointments, honors and activities

April 12, 2013  

Faculty and staff honors:

- Mary B. Nakhleh, professor emeritus in the Department of Chemistry, was presented the Award for Achievement in Research for the Teaching and Learning of Chemistry on April 9 by the American Chemical Society at its annual spring meeting. The award recognizes foundational work in student understanding of particulate nature of matter and visual representations of chemistry.

- Fred E. Regnier, J.D. Law Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, was presented the ACS Award in Separations Science and Technology by the American Chemical Society on April 9 at its annual spring meeting. The award recognizes seminal contributions to the science and technology of separations of biological species that have been used in discovery, quality control, and process analysis.

- Bob Mindrum, director of Purdue Memorial Union, has received the highest award of the Association of College Unions International. The honor, called the Butts-Whiting Award, recognizes outstanding leadership contributions to college unions, student activities and ACUI's mission. It is a one-time award requiring at least 10 years of professional work in such programs and facilities. The recipient must have a record of success, prominence, integrity and valued presence on campus and in the community. Among many attributes, Mindrum is noted for his mentoring, his involvement of students in the Union's decision making, and his active role in local theater. The award was presented March 13 at the closing banquet of ACUI's conference in St. Louis. ACUI's page at has more about the award.

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