Joshua Kunarasa, of Stanhope, a student at County College of Morris (CCM), was presented with the Outstanding Student Award from the New Jersey Institute of Chemists (NJIC) on April 16 in recognition of his academic achievements.
"Joshua was nominated on the basis of being the senior chemistry major with the highest GPA," said Dr. John Berger, professor of chemistry at CCM. "He was my student for Organic Chemistry I lecture and laboratory, and I was satisfied with his progress. Other CCM faculty members agreed that he deserves the award."
For more than 70 years, the NJIC has recognized outstanding chemistry students with its Outstanding Student Award. This year, students representing a cross-section of universities, colleges and community colleges across New Jersey received the award.
As a recipient, Kunarasa will receive a student associate membership with the American Institute of Chemists (AIC) and the chance to attend meetings, seminars and conferences to network with chemists from across the country. He is graduating from CCM this May with an associate’s degree in chemistry.
The AIC Student Award Program honors outstanding students majoring in chemistry, chemical engineering or biochemistry. The awards are given in recognition of a demonstrated ability, leadership, and professional promise. The candidates are chosen and nominated by faculty members.
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