2002 Heather Kinney

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Heather Kinney
2002 Recipient, Agnes Ann Green Distinguished Service Award
Southern California Section, American Chemical Society

The Southern California Section ACS is pleased to announce that Ms. Heather Kinney is the recipient of the 2002 Agnes Ann Green Distinguished Service Award. Named after its first recipient, this award is given to Southern California Section ACS members who have an outstanding record of major service to the Section.

Heather Kinney has been an active Southern California Section volunteer practically from the moment she became an ACS member, shortly after graduating from Claremont McKenna College with a B.A. in Chemistry-Philosophy in 1994. Beginning with participation as a hands-on chemistry activity volunteer for National Chemistry Week public outreach in 1995, Heather has always been one to step in to help where needed. In mid-1996, she volunteered to take over the editorship of SCALACS magazine when the previous editor moved on. As SCALACS Editor, and therefore Chair of the Publications Committee, Heather moved the Section’s version of desktop publishing from a “print and copy” level to a new, nearly fully digital, level. Her editing innovations led to more timely, less costly, and higher quality SCALACS magazines.

Simultaneously serving as SCALACS Editor and Section Secretary in 1997, Heather performed the monthly feat of recording and producing the Executive Committee Meeting minutes, as well as getting SCALACS ready on time. This combination of responsibilities is inherently difficult, but Heather deftly managed both for the year.

Heather continued her conscientious and capable management of SCALACS until the end of 2001, when she and her husband turned their attention to raising their new baby girl, Cecilia. Today, Heather maintains a role on our Publications Committee. We deeply appreciate Heather’s consistent reliability, technical skills, artistic vision, and exemplary service to the Section as SCALACS Editor, 1996-2001, and therefore honor her with the 2002 Agnes Ann Green Distinguished Service Award.