Chamber honors a science geek and mentor, too

February 2, 2009

By hammersmith

It is common to thank family, friends, professional colleagues and God when accepting a prestigious award.

When Loretta Mayer accepted her Athena award on Thursday, she gave thanks to the tiny mice at the heart of her research. The award from the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce honors women who are active in community service and have substantially mentored women.

“To think the journey with my little mouse started here in Flagstaff,” Mayer said as she accepted the award.

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