West Virginia State University (WVSU) Associate Professor of Chemistry Dr. Micheal Fultz has been named as a member of the 2016 class of Fellows of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

“From campus to throughout the Kanawha Valley and beyond, Dr. Fultz displays his passion for connecting students of all ages with science, and uses every opportunity to enlighten and guide the next generation of chemists,” said Dr. Anthony L. Jenkins, President of West Virginia State University. “This is a wonderful and much deserved honor for a tireless champion of chemistry.”

Fultz is the first WVSU faculty member to be selected for the prestigious honor, which recognizes members of ACS for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession and the Society.

“This award acknowledging Dr. Fultz’s service to and talent in the field of chemistry is well deserved,” said Dr. Kumara Jayasuriya, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. “We, at West Virginia State University, are proud of Dr. Fultz as a teacher, scholar, and applied chemist and join the ACS in saluting him.”

“It is an honor to be selected as an ACS fellow,” said Fultz. “The national organization is recognizing the outreach and teaching activities that are taking place through the Kanawha Valley Section of the ACS and West Virginia State University. This is a recognition to all the students who have assisted in promoting STEM fields in the local schools, those that I have had in the classroom, and the guidance I have received from my teachers and mentors over the last 15 years of being an ACS member.”

Fultz has served as Chair of the local Kanawha Valley Section of the ACS and also serves as the faculty advisor to the WVSU student chapter of ACS.

The 2016 ACS Fellows will be honored at a special ceremony during the ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia on Aug. 22, 2016.

The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With nearly 157,000 members, ACS is the world’s largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio. For more information, visit www.acs.org.

To read more about Fultz’s work at WVSU, read the feature article about him in the Summer 2015 issue of The Neuron magazine. Find a link to it here: https://wvresearch.org/archives/10947.