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Media Advisory: EPA Promotes Development of Environmental Learning through a Partnership with Tuskegee University

Release Date: 04/19/2012
Contact Information: James Pinkney, 404-562-9183, pinkney.james@epa.gov

(ATLANTA – April 19, 2012) On Monday, April 23, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will enter into an agreement with Tuskegee University to support campus greening and sustainability. As part of the agreement, EPA will commit to enhance the university’s environmental policy and science curricula and offer opportunities for students interested in environmental careers.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will be signed during a ceremony at Tuskegee University.


WHO: Gwen Keyes Fleming, EPA Regional Administrator, Dr. Gilbert L. Rochon, President, Tuskegee University

WHAT: EPA and Tuskegee University sign MOU on Campus Greening and Environmental Careers

WHEN: Monday, April 23, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. CST

WHERE: Tuskegee University, Kellogg Conference Center, Ballroom B

Since 1970, the stated mission of the EPA has been to protect human health and the environment. EPA has a consistent demand for highly trained, diverse professionals with science, engineering, administrative, and other technological skills to fulfill its mission. Based on data from the United States Department of Education, the number of students pursuing science and other related technological careers is decreasing. This MOU is intended to help to address the dwindling participation of students in environmental fields of study, and to help EPA attract a workforce that is as diverse as the public we serve.

For more information contact Ms. Caroline Robinson at (404) 562-8976 or Robinson.caroline@epa.gov.