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The Department of Chemistry & Physics at Alcorn State University is soaring to new heights with its latest certification

The American Chemical Society, or ACS, voted to include Alcorn on the list of its approved institutions.

ACS is one of the world’s largest scientific organizations, with a membership of over 151,000 in 140 countries. The organization’s mission is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners to benefit Earth and its people. ACS’s vision is to improve people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry.

Acceptance into this program highlights Alcorn’s chemistry department for its depth of chemical knowledge, professional skills, research experiences, professional development, and more.

Sonia Eley, interim chair of the Department of Chemistry and Physics and chemistry instructor, believes the achievement is a significant step for the Department.

“Alcorn will be placed on the national list of approved programs recognized for quality chemistry instructional programs,” said Eley. “This makes the chemistry program more attractive for prospective students and provides a benchmark for the department to ensure quality programming.”

Eley said that the Department’s induction also boosts its image, potentially garnering more students’ attention to the University.

“This certification improves the marketability and opportunity for students receiving the certified degree. This achievement signifies that students have completed a rigorous program and achieved the standards set forth by the ACS.”