Local Chemist Receives High Honor

Horyna Jucan Muirhead

 

Garden City, Ks. (westernkansasnews.com)

By: Dylan Hunter

In recognition of her significant contributions promoting professionalism, pride and high ideals among those working in the wastewater analysis field, Garden City Laboratory Chemist Anca Jucan was recently inducted into the Kansas Water Environment Association’s Crystal Crucible Society.

Heath Horyna, Environmental Scientist with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, presented Jucan with the recognition during the City Commission meeting Oct. 2, 2012.

 “This is a very special award because the person who nominated your employee was from the state of Kansas; it was a state agency nomination,” Horyna told the Commissioners.

Jucan, a native of Romania, graduated with a Master’s Degree in Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania. For ten years, she was employed in the areas of retail and hospital pharmacy before moving to the United States.

 In 1997 she was hired by the City of Garden City to work in the laboratory at the Wastewater Treatment Facility, where she acquired and maintains certification as a Class III Wastewater Analyst.

 


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