A photo of Dr. Abu Hossion.

In an effort to assist the community, Dr. Abu Hossion, instructor in chemistry at Cloud County Community College, has created a local brand of hand sanitizer.  

A photo of Dr. Abu Hossion.

In an effort to assist the community, Dr. Abu Hossion, instructor in chemistry at Cloud County Community College, has created a local brand of hand sanitizer.

 

Hossion created the “Cloud Proud Sanitizer” in his laboratory on the Concordia campus. He has made 100 bottles of the sanitizer to give to members of the community, at no charge. The bottles will be handed out in parking lot #2 (by the flag pole) at the college on Thursday, May 7, beginning at 5 p.m. on a first come, first served basis.

 

“We are extremely proud of Dr. Hossion and his commitment to helping keep our community safe with his Cloud Proud Sanitizer,” said Dr. Adrian Douglas, president of Cloud County. “With hand sanitizer in such demand, and Dr. Hossion’s ability to produce it, we felt it was our responsibility to help the members of our community, especially as we transition back to some sense of normalcy.

 

“It has taken a while for all the ingredients to come in, and even then, we were not able to get as much as we had hoped. Nevertheless, we are excited to share some small bottles of sanitizer with as many families as possible.”

 

Cloud Proud Sanitizer is made up of 75 percent isopropyl alcohol, glycerol, antioxidant, hydrogen peroxide and jasmine oil flavor. The jasmine oil gives the sanitizer a pleasant odor, while also ensuring that it does not evaporate too quickly.

 

“As a chemist, I realized I could help at least one way to keep people safe during this COVID-19 pandemic, especially when there is such a shortage of sanitizer on the market,” Hossion said.