Dr. Diane Grob Schmidt, UT Chemistry Alumnus and Chair of the Chemistry Department Board of Visitors (2011-12) received The Henry Hill Award presented by the American Chemical Society Division of Professional Relations during 2012 ACS National Meeting held in San Diego, CA on March 27.
Schmidt was recognized for her services and leadership in ACS for over twenty years. She has chaired or served on more than 20 ACS task forces and working groups that have helped advance the profession. In addition she was elected to the ACS Board of Directors and its Executive Committee.
Around the same time, Schmidt was also named as a Director-at-Large of the Board of Directors at the Oak Ridge Associated Universities.
The Henry Hill Award was established in 1984 by the ACS Division of Professional Relations to honor distinguished service and achievement towards the advancement of professional relations. It honors Dr. Henry Hill, distinguished chemist, a Director and Past President of the American Chemical Society.