Laird Named Student Organization New Adviser of the Year

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 12, 2010 – Carl Laird, assistant professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, has been named the Registered Student Organization New Adviser of the Year for 2009-2010 by Texas A&M University’s Department of Student Activities.

Laird has since 2008 served as adviser to the Texas A&M chapter of Omega Chi Epsilon, the National Honor Society for Chemical Engineering. He will be formally recognized with the university-level award at a Division of Student Affairs Awards Ceremony, scheduled for May 5.

“Dr. Laird has made a tremendous contribution to OXE through his continuous support and guidance he provides to the organization and the officers,” said Kelsey Fuller, president of Omega Chi Epsilon.

In a letter nominating him for the award, Laird was lauded for providing “the perfect balance between advising and allowing the officers to create, develop and run the organization on their own – a true skill and an exceptional accomplishment to achieve.” Full Story