Meagan Kochel Receives Ripon College Guy and Maude Russell Chemistry Award

RIPON, WI (05/04/2010)(readMedia)--  Meagan Kochel, a senior majoring in chemistry and French from Racine, Wis., was named the recipient of the 2010 Guy and Maude Russell Chemistry Award during a ceremony held April 21, 2010.

 The recipient of the Guy and Maude Russell, Classes of 1911 and 1917, Chemistry Award is chosen by members of the chemistry department. The award recognizes a student majoring in chemistry who best combines the qualities of scholarship, leadership and service to fellow students.

 Kochel is the daughter of Mr. John Kochel and Ms. Colleen Kochel of Racine, Wis.

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