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Media Advisory: EPA and Clark Atlanta University to Sign Agreement

Release Date: 10/20/2010
Contact Information: James Pinkney, 404-562-9183, pinkney.james@epa.gov

(ATLANTA – Oct. 20, 2010) On Thursday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Clark Atlanta University (CAU) will participate in a signing ceremony to support of the university’s efforts to become the flagship model of an academic institution that is environmentally sustainable in its campus infrastructure, its environmental policy, engineering and science curriculum.

WHO: EPA Region 4 Administrator, Gwendolyn Keyes Fleming; CAU President Carlton E. Brown; CAU Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs, Dr. Marcus Shute; and
Professor Olu Olatidoye, Ph.D., CAU’s Dual Degree Engineering Program, along with other University administrators and partners.


WHAT: Memorandum of Understanding Signing

WHEN: Thursday, October 21, 2010, 2:30 p.m.


WHERE: Clark Atlanta University Art Galleries’ Aspacio Atrium, located on the University’s main campus, 223 James P. Brawley Drive., SW, Atlanta, Ga. 30318.

Since its inception, EPA’s mission has been focused on protection of human health and the environment. EPA recognizes the necessity for full participation by all citizens in environmental policy making, problem solving and sustainable practices. Therefore, EPA is endeavoring to encourage academic institutions which serve under-represented communities in developing a universe of well-qualified graduates interested in environmental careers.

Clark Atlanta University is a private, coeducational four-year university located in the historic heart of Atlanta. It is the largest of the nation’s 39-member UNCF institutions and one of only two private historically black colleges and universities designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a Research University – High Research Activity. For more information contact Ms. Donna Brock at (404) 880-8337 or dbrock@cau.edu.