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Ariel Kelly, a Park and Recreation graduate who is a park ranger at Yosemite National Park, was interviewed as part of a program feature that highlights beautiful places in America.

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"The education I received at LSSU has provided me with a solid foundation on which to start building my current educational goals.  I am looking forward to being able to combine my skills as a recreational therapist and as a teacher in working with special education students.  Thank-you with providing me with such a good educational experience that has well prepared me for graduate school." 

--Kate Marie Gerlach-Brooks

 

 


  
  • Brandon Fast has accepted a position with Benzie County, MI.
  • Denise Neahusan, has been hired as a parks worker for Aurora, CO.
  • Deborah Stille is employed as a Park Ranger at Michigan's Sliver Lake State Park .

 

   
Recent Graduates in the Spring 2014 Newsletter
   
School of Recreation Studies and Exercise Science School of Recreation Studies and Exercise Science Spring 2014 Newsletter (pdf)

Towards the Synthesis of a Guanidine- like Organo- catalyst

Rebecca Smrke

In the last decade, N-based heterocycles have surfaced as useful organocatalysts. With strong Lewis basicity, a rigid structure that allows for strong resonance, and electronic distribution, these catalysts become useful in both medicinal and industrial chemistry purposes. The desire to created new and unique cyclic guanidine catalysts has generated interest in this field. We proposed to synthesize cyclic guanidine catalysts through a short three step process: (1) alkylation of a commercial imidazoline, (2) annulations with the use of a β-aminocarboxylic acid under dehydrating conditions, and (3) thermal elimination. The first step, alkylation, was successfully completed. In step 2, the annulations reaction, there is evidence that it may have proceeded, but more research is needed to verify the result. As such, the final step of forming an organocatalyst, elimination, could not be completed. In the future, the reaction will be optimized to yield the desired product.

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