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UC IRVINE

Discoverer of Ozone Hole Receives Honor

Chemistry professor F. Sherwood Rowland has been elected to the American Philosophical Society, a group founded in 1753 by Benjamin Franklin.

Other new members in the honorary society this year are Carl Sagan, Bill Moyers and Microsoft Corp.'s Bill Gates. Past members include Thomas Jefferson, Charles Darwin and Robert Frost.

The American Philosophical Society promotes knowledge in the sciences and humanities through grants, publications and an extensive library.

In 1974, Rowland and co-researcher Mario Molina discovered that manufactured chemicals were depleting Earth's ozone layer. For bringing worldwide attention to the potential environmental catastrophe, Rowland, a Corona del Mar resident, has received numerous international awards.

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RANCHO SANTIAGO COLLEGE

Faculty Award Goes to Choreographer

Sylvia Turner, who chairs the dance department at Rancho Santiago College, was presented with the Distinguished Faculty Award for the 1994-95 academic year. A resident of Orange, Turner produces and directs the college's faculty dance concerts.

She has also choreographed four productions for South Coast Repertory, collaborated on choreography for "The Lion King" parade at Disneyland and been commissioned to create an original ballet for the opening of the 1996 season at the Orange County Performing Arts Center.

Classified Employee of the Year at Rancho Santiago is Terry Wilksen, a senior account clerk. She has worked at the college's Orange campus since 1983.

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ORANGE COAST COLLEGE

Vidales Named Outstanding Student

Guadalupe Vidales was named Orange Coast College's outstanding student for 1995. Vidales enrolled at OCC in spring, 1993 through the college's Re-Entry Center. The center serves adults who are returning to college after a break in their academic careers.

The honor student has maintained a 3.73 grade-point average for the past two years.

She worked at OCC's Children's Center, where her children Franklin and Karla spend their days while she attends class. Vidales is also a mentor in the Re-Entry Center, vice president of OCC's HELP (Help Educate Little People) club and president of the Latino Club. She was also president of the Adult Student Union.

Vidales is a sociology major who plans to become a high school teacher and counselor.

--COMPILED BY ALAN EYERLY, WITH HOPE HAMASHIGE AND RUSS LOAR

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