OSWEGO -- Dr. Ray O'Donnell of SUNY Oswego's
chemistry department received the Henry Hill Award for Outstanding
Contributions to the Professional Status of Chemists and Chemical
Engineers last month at the national meeting of the American Chemical
James Burke, chairman of the society's board of
directors and a former Hill Award winner himself, made the presentation.
O'Donnell has long been active as a career
consultant for the society. He currently reviews resumes and conducts
mock interviews and career workshops all over the country. "He does it
all with a smile and now is involved in the training of new
consultants," Burke said.
The chairman said O'Donnell is best known for his
outstanding work with students as a mentor, teacher, and preceptor and
leader of the society's Project SEED. He was a member of the Project
SEED Committee during a period when the program had its greatest
growth. He was one of the first to be invited to become a mentor for
the society's Minority Scholars Program.
O'Donnell has been active in the Syracuse Section of
the American Chemical Society for 40 years, serving as regional
representative, chair of the section, alternate councilor, councilor
and provider of career assistance. He received the Syracuse Section
Award in 1990.