Agnes Ann Green Distinguished Service Award honoring Dr. Tom LeBon

photo of Tom LeBon

October Dinner Meeting

Our Special Guest of Honor
Dr. Thomas LeBon

Recipient of the 2008 Agnes Ann Green Distinguished Service Award
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Stevens Steakhouse

5332 Stevens Place
City of Commerce, CA 90040

6:00 p.m. Check-in
7:00 p.m. Dinner
8:00 p.m. Presentation

This year, we are pleased to honor Dr. Thomas LeBon with the Agnes Ann Green Award for Distinguished Service to the Section. Please join us in recognizing Tom and his efforts on behalf of the Section.

Cost: There is a choice of Prime Rib or King Salmon. Vegetarian entrée available upon request. The cost is $33 including wine with dinner, tax, and tip.

Reservations: Please call Nancy Paradiso in the Section Office at (310) 327 – 1216 or email office@scalacs.org by Monday, October 20, 2008. Note: Please honor your reservation. If you make a reservation and do not attend, you will be liable for the cost of the luncheon.

Directions: From the 5 Fwy. Northbound, exit Atlantic South. Make a right turn off exit. Stay in the middle lane and go under the bridge. Stay in the left lane and Stevens will be on your right. From the 5 Fwy. Southbound, exit Atlantic-Eastern Avenue. The restaurant is straight ahead off the exit. From the 710 Long Beach Fwy. North, exit Atlantic North. Continue north on Atlantic. Pass Washington Blvd., go 3 lights. The next street is Stevens Place. Turn right to Stevens. There is free parking in the rear of the building.

Recipient of the Agnes Ann Green Award
for Distinguished Service
Dr. Thomas LeBon

This year’s winner of the Sister Agnes Ann Green Award for Distinguished Service is Dr. Thomas LeBon, who receives this recognition based on his tireless service both within the Southern California Local Section as well as in the ACS nationally.

On the local scene, Tom has served as a member of the Executive Committee, as Secretary, and twice as Chair. Tom has also been active in supporting community outreach programs such as National Chemistry Week and Chemists Celebrate Earth Day.

In close cooperation with the late Susana Halpine, Tom helped to implement the Section’s Science in the Cinema Program which, in 2005, was recognized nationally with a prestigious ACS ChemLuminary Award. Through Tom’s efforts the activity has been renamed the Susana Halpine Science in the Cinema Program.

On the national scene, Tom has served as a Local Section Councilor and also as a member of the National Ethics Committee. In that capacity Tom represented our section at the Southeast Regional Meeting (SERMACS) and also at the National ACS meeting in Chicago.

Through his enthusiasm and passion for sharing science with students and educators of all ages, Tom has been an outstanding role model and mentor to several individuals now active in Local Section and National ACS affairs. Congratulations, Tom.

– Herb Kaesz
Green Award Chair