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DELT▲ WOMEN honors Δ awards Δ reco DELTAS in the NEWS Soror Kimber- Soror Dr. Con- ly Bounds of stance M. Carroll of Soror Novella the Slidell Alum- the San Diego Alum- Bridges has been nae Chapter in nae Chapter has been named one of the Slidell, La. won appointed to the Na- world’s 23 Distin- fi tional Council on the rst place at the guished Women in Toastmaster’s Humanities. Follow- Chemistry/Chemi- Area 13 Evalu- ing an extensive vet- cal Engineering by ation Contest ting process, she was nominated by the American Chemi- on May 4, 2011. President Barack Obama in Decem- cal Society. To achieve this ber 2010 and again in January 5, 2011, Soror Bridges, who was initiated award, Soror when the new Congress was seated. in the spring of 1993 into the Delta Bounds had to compete and win at On May 26, 2011 her appointment Pi chapter while attending Jackson the club level fi was confi rmed by the United States rst. The contestants State University, received the award observe a target speech and then Senate. during the International Union of give their observations through an The 26-member Council meets Pure and Applied Chemistry's World evaluation speech. All contestants three times a year as the advisory Chemistry Congress in San Juan, must remain within a required time body to the National Endowment for Puerto Rico, on Aug. 2, 2011. frame and cover specifi the Humanities, oversees the agen- c areas that The award was given to 23 wom- the judges are looking for in order to cy’s $160 million grants program and en from across the globe for their advance to the next level. provides policy advice to the NEH contributions to the fi The mission of a Toastmasters Chairman. Dr. Carroll’s background elds of chem- istry and chemical engineering. The Club is to provide a mutually sup- is suited to this work. She earned a honor was given in celebration of portive and positive learning environ- Bachelor of Arts in humanities from the United Nation's International ment in which every member has an Duquesne University, a Master of Year of Chemistry, which marks the opportunity to develop oral commu- Arts and Ph.D. in classics from the 100th anniversary of the Nobel Prize nication skills, which in turn fosters University of Pittsburgh, and a Certif- in chemistry awarded to noted wom- self-confi icate in Hellenic Studies from Knubly dence and personal growth. an chemist Marie Sklodowska Curie. Soror Bounds joined the Slidell University in Greece. Dr. Carroll was Soror Bridges is a project man- Toastmasters Club in December of chair of the California Council for the ager at Pacifi 2009 and held the offi Humanities. Currently, she is chan- ce of vice presi- c Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash. Her dent of membership during the 2009- cellor of the San Diego Community research has included developing 2010 term. College District. processes to reduce diesel emissions Soror Bounds was initiated into In his nomination announcement in vehicles and helping create thera- Xi Theta in the fall of 2003 at Nicholls regarding Dr. Carroll and two other peutic agents for cancer treatments. State University in Thibodeaux, La. panelists, President Obama said, "I Soror Bridges earned a bachelor’s de- She earned a Bachelor of Science de- am proud to have such distinguished gree in chemistry from Jackson State gree in 2004 in computer information and accomplished individuals join University in Jackson, Miss. in 1994 systems. Currently, she is a training this administration and serve on the and a doctorate in chemistry from and development specialist for Tex- National Council of the Humanities. Louisiana State University in Baton tron Marine & Land Systems where I look forward to working with them Rouge, La. in 2000. she has worked for the past 6 years. in the months and years to come." Soror Bridges is currently the Soror Bounds is an active mem- When her appointment was con- president of the Columbia Basin (WA) ber of the Slidell Alumnae Chapter fi rmed, Dr. Carroll was enthusiastic Alumnae chapter and the immediate where she has served as the chap- about her new role. "The disciplines past state coordinator of Washing- ter’s historian, Delta GEMS mentor, of the humanities and the projects ton. ▲ keeper of properties and on the Mi- associated with them are directed nerva Circle. ▲ toward understanding the meaning 96 ▲ DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC.


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