ECC Chemical Society Excels at Major Event

From left: Nickson Ekekwe, Bolaji Falade, Calixte Abanda, Dr. Nidhal Marashi, ECC President Dr. Augustine A. Boakye, Dean of Student Affairs Dr. Keith Kirkland, Elizabeth Bakare, and Rafiatou Bikienga

Members of the Essex County College Chemical Society did themselves proud at the recent annual American Chemical Society (ACS) Meeting & Exposition in Indianapolis.  

The ECC team received the ACS Commendable Award and the Green Chemistry Award. ECC Chemistry Professor and ECC Chemical Society Advisor Dr. Nidhal Marashi said most of the American and international colleges and universities at the event were four year institutions. “That’s what made our showing even more impressive,” she stated.  

Chapter President Calixte Abanda & Secretary Rafiatou Bikienga accepted the awards for the College.

“Congratulations to all our students and Dr. Marashi on this outstanding achievement. You made us all proud,” said ECC’s President, Dr Augustine A. Boakye.   

Dr. Marashi said the event provided the students with the opportunity to network with professionals in the chemical fields and to get to know their peers. She said the Society’s volunteer work at off-campus science fairs, on campus programs and activities such as planting trees in local neighborhoods contributed to their success at the ACS event.