Foster Wins Gates-Alyea-Breyer Award

By Purnell T. Cropper | June 2, 2010

Celia K. Foster was awarded the Gates-Alyea-Breyer Award at Arcadia University’s 2010 Honors Convocation.

The Gates-Alyea-Breyer Award is given to an outstanding Chemistry student at the junior level or below who shows unusual potential for future graduate studies, with preference given to a student who is seriously considering teaching as a career,” said Assistant Professor Mark Wade. “Established by Dr. Arthur C. Breyer, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Physics, to honor Dr. Edward D. Gates, former President of Arcadia University, and Dr. Hubert Newcombe Alyea, Professor of chemistry, Princeton University.”

“Celia, who studied abroad in Scotland during her first year at Arcadia, has the distinction of finishing at the very top of her chemistry classes,” said Assistant Professor Mark Wade. “The members of the Department of Chemistry & Physics are pleased to present this award to a young woman who has begun to demonstrate considerable promise as a scientist.”