From: "Funck, Steven" <sfunck**At_Symbol_Here**MESSIAH.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] ANNOUNCEMENT: BS-CHO program starting Fall 2012 at WVWesleyan College
Date: April 13, 2012 11:44:00 AM EDT
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Melissa:  WOW! Congratulations. This is long overdue. 


Steven S. Funck

Laboratory Program Manager

Messiah College

Box 3049

One College Ave.

Grantham, PA 17027


Phone:  (717) 796-1800 (ext. 2079)

Fax: (717) 691-6046



From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Melissa Charlton-Smith
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2012 10:58 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] ANNOUNCEMENT: BS-CHO program starting Fall 2012 at WVWesleyan College


Greetings Everyone,


I am pleased to announce that Curriculum Council, Faculty Senate and the Administration of WV Wesleyan College have approved the first BS-CHO program.  This program is a Chemical Hygiene Officer Bachelor of Science Major specifically designed to educate students in the profession of the Chemical Hygiene Officer.  Coursework includes standard BS-Chemistry courses plus Experiential Learning (internship) courses, Survey of IH/HAZWOP, Toxicology, Environmental Law & Politics and in the final semester senior year CHO: Preparation for the Profession.


A few “thank-you’s” are in order, for without the advice and consultations from the following, I don’t think I could have pulled this together:


Russ Phifer (NRCC, WCEnvironmental)–  fundamental in helping me organize thoughts & ideas, pointing me towards resources and working out the curriculum

Barbara Foster (WVU-Director Lab Safety) – for her staunch support, letting me pick her brain, bounce ideas off her and work out course specifics

Wayne Appleton (DuPont, Acacia) – for his 25 years of experience as a HazMat Tech & Emergency Responder and sharing his considerable knowledge

Jim Kaufman & LSI – for inspiring me 15  years ago in this field

Neal Langerman (ACSafety) – for pointing me in the direction of excellent text books


And of course… DCHAS-List – believe me when I say I have learned quite a bit from this list!


If you would like more information, please contact Mel Charlton-Smith:


Mel Charlton-Smith

Chemical Hygiene Officer, Chemistry Lab Coordinator &

Lecturer CHS 319

West Virginia Wesleyan College

59 College Ave

Buckhannon, WV 26201


(304) 473-8355




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