[Congressional Record Volume 165, Number 151 (Thursday, September 19, 2019)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E1178-E1179]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]



                           HON. MARCY KAPTUR

                                of ohio

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, September 19, 2019

  Ms. KAPTUR. Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize the 
accomplishments of Dr. Nina McClelland, a resident of Toledo and a 
champion of ensuring safe water starting with her work at the Toledo 
water treatment plant and being the first woman in Ohio to earn a Class 
A operator license for wastewater treatment over 50 years ago.
  On Thursday, September 19, 2019, The University of Toledo honors Dr. 
McClelland, former President and CEO of NSF (National Sanitation 
Foundation) International, Chair of the Board of Directors of the 
American Chemical Society and Dean Emeritus of The University of 
Toledo, by announcing the creation of the Dr. Nina McClelland 
Laboratory for Water Chemistry and Environmental Analysis.
  The laboratory is an important initiative for The University of 
Toledo's efforts to be a leader in solving existing and emerging 
environmental problems in the region and for the world. To continue Dr. 
McClelland's legacy and life-long passion for ensuring safe water, this 
state-of-the-art analytical laboratory will focus on the development of 
innovative scientific methodology to address concerns related to our 
water resources, especially issues important for public health. 
Together with other scientists on campus the laboratory will complement 
their activities and strive to create a hub for new scientific 
discoveries and research breakthroughs to address the most pressing 
environmental issues. Another mission of the laboratory is to provide 
outstanding training for our students with state-of-the-art 
instrumentation and facilities to ensure they learn in the best 
environment possible. The goal is to provide a new generation of 
researchers to be the new leaders and stewards for our environment.
  Dr. McClelland has been active in various governance roles in the 
American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific 
organization, and has served The University of Toledo as Dean and 
Professor Emerita, College of Arts and Sciences, and Executive-In-
Residence, College of Business and Innovation. Dr. McClelland has 
served as a Consultant and Principal with The Bartech Group, T.C. 
AirTech, LLC, and James Cavnar, Founder and President of Cross 
International of the International Clean Water Program.
  Serving on several major committees throughout her career, Dr. 
McClelland has been a member of U.S. Department of Commerce, National 
Institute of Standards and Technology; U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency; National Science Foundation; National Academy of Sciences/
National Research Council; Centers for Disease Control; State of 
Michigan, Governor's Council on Environmental Quality; and American 
National Standards Institute.
  The work that Dr. McClelland has done in her groundbreaking career is 
inspirational, and her dedication to public health is laudable. We 
congratulate her on all her accomplishments and wish nothing but the 
best for the researchers that will work in the newly created

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Dr. Nina McClelland Laboratory for Water Chemistry and Environmental 
Analysis at The University of Toledo. Onward to Dr. McClelland, and her 
legacy to the future.