Senior Named ACS Collegiate Scholar of the Year

March 1, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Jeremy Henle, an Illinois Wesleyan University senior from Hanover Park, Ill., has been named the 2011 Collegiate Scholar of the Year by the Illinois Heartland Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS). He will be honored at the annual ACS banquet in Peoria, at a banquet on March 3.

The award is presented to those who actively use chemistry in a positive way. Henle has been engaged in research of sickle cell disease with Assistant Professor of Chemistry Brian Brennan. “Throughout Jeremy’s academic career, he has excelled both in the classroom and in the research laboratory.  He is passionate and dedicated to science and truly deserving of this prestigious award,” said Brennan.

The same evening Henle is honored, the ACS will also honor IWU Earl H. and Marian A. Beling Professor of Chemistry Ram Mohan as Chemist of the Year. "March 3rd will be an exciting day for the IWU Chemistry Department," said IWU Chair of the Chemistry Department Rebecca Roesner.

The ACS honors come in conjunction with the International Year of Chemistry 2011, a worldwide celebration by the ACS of the achievements of chemistry and its contributions to the well being of humankind. A not-for-profit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress, ACS is the world’s largest scientific society and is the professional home for chemists, chemical engineers and related professions around the globe.

Contact: Rachel Hatch, (309) 556-3960