NM Tech Student Chapter of ACerS Wins National Award, March 6, 2000

SOCORRO, N.M., March 6, 2000 -- New Mexico Tech's student chapter of the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) recently was awarded the national organization's Student Congress "Best Community Outreach Program" award.

The university's ACers student chapter was picked to receive the prestigious honor at the annual ACerS/National Institute of Ceramic Engineers (NICE) Student Congress, which was held earlier this year in Cocoa Beach, Fla.

ACerS/NICE Student Congress delegates from several universities throughout the nation, including New Mexico Tech, offered short presentations outlining their respective chapter's activities over the past year; and delegates attending the congress then voted on which chapters should be singled out for the national awards.

Other awards presented at the Student Congress, in addition to the one won by New Mexico Tech, included "Best Fundraising Program," "Best New Member Recruitment," "Best Social Functions," and "Best Overall Student Chapter."