American Chemical Society Honors Five NTID Students

Award Recognizes Outstanding Lab and Communications Skills

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Five students from the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, a college of Rochester Institute of Technology, have received Student Recognition Awards from the American Chemical Society for their performance in the chemical technology field.

Kerri Bailey of Canandaigua, N.Y.; Christina Cogswell of St. Charles, Ill.; Quinn Cruise of Milton, Ontario, Canada; Kyle Edenzon of Northridge, Calif.; and Grace Kennedy of Morrow, Ohio, all students in NTID’s Laboratory Science Technology program, were selected for their outstanding lab and classroom performance, communication skills, and integrity and reliability.

“It’s a great honor for these students to be recognized by the American Chemical Society,” said Todd Pagano, director of the LST program. “Without a doubt, these students will continue to display the skills that this award represents throughout the remainder of their academic careers and into their professional careers in chemical technology.”

NTID’s LST program prepares deaf and hard-of-hearing students for employment as laboratory technicians. Graduates work in a range of fields, including chemical, biological, biotechnical, pharmaceutical, environmental, forensic, industrial, and food analysis.

ACS, the world’s largest nonprofit scientific society, has more than 150,000 members who are chemists and chemical engineers.

NTID is the first and largest technological college in the world for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. One of eight colleges of RIT, NTID offers educational programs and access and support services for the 1,100 deaf and hard-of-hearing students from around the world who study, live, and socialize with 14,400 hearing students on RIT’s Rochester, N.Y., campus. Web address:

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