Detroit Local Section

of the American Chemical Society

Volunteers Recognized at Annual Awards Meeting


Every year the Detroit Local Section of the American Chemical Society honors members that have gone above and beyond the call of duty.  These volunteers have taken time and energy out of their busy schedules to provide assistance and resources to the Section in various roles.  Please join us in congratulating the following honorees at the Annual Awards Meeting at the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario.


Salutes to Excellence is an award program that gives ACS members an opportunity to conduct an event within their communities that recognizes the positive impact on everyday life made by a product of chemistry, a practitioner of chemistry, or a place of importance in chemistry.  A central part of the event is the presentation of a commemorative plaque, furnished by Office of Community Activities, for the honorees for the chemistry achievement being honored.


Salutes to Excellence Recipients 2013

Rand Helmkamp, Novi High School

James Landis, Henkel Corporation

The Distinguished Service Award was established in 1978 to honor members for long and meritorious service to the Section.  Candidates for the award are nominated at a regular Executive Board meeting and elected Board members determine the recipient.  The recipient will receive a plaque from the Section.


Distinguished Service Award Recipient 2013

Dr. Anthony Sky, Lawrence Technological University

Volunteer of the Year Award 2013 –

Mary Kay Heidtke, Magni Industries, Inc.


Past Chair Award

Mary Kay Heidtke, Magni Industries, Inc.