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Lincoln University and EPA Announce Partnership Agreement to Promote Environmental Careers

Release Date: 01/23/2012
Contact Information: Kris Lancaster, 913-551-7557, lancaster.kris@epa.gov

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(Kansas City, Kan., Jan. 23, 2012) - EPA and Lincoln University officials this week will gather in Jefferson City, Mo., to announce a partnership agreement to promote environmental careers.

The agreement will update an existing program of activities that will enhance Lincoln University’s research and educational capabilities, while simultaneously assisting EPA in achieving its community outreach mission.

EPA wants to increase Lincoln University’s awareness of federal opportunities while helping to create an environmentally conscious campus through student-led initiatives. Of utmost importance, both organizations share a goal of sufficiently preparing African-American students for future careers in environmental and scientific fields. The agreement also focuses on student employment and volunteer programs, research participation, lectures and seminars on environmental issues, and community outreach.

WHO: EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks and Lincoln University President Carolyn Mahoney

WHAT: Remarks and signing of the partnership agreement

WHERE: Inman E. Page Library, Teleconference Center, 712 Lee Drive, Jefferson City, Mo. 65101

WHEN: 1 p.m. Friday, January 27

Lincoln University is a historically black college located in the capital city of Missouri, Jefferson City. Lincoln was founded in 1866 by the men of the 62nd and 65th United States Colored Infantries and their white officers, for the special benefit of freed African-Americans. Lincoln University serves the needs of its diverse student body through a tradition of offering innovative programs that makes the college experience special.

Lincoln offers a rich resource to address the problem of under representation of African- Americans in science, finance, mathematics, information technologies and environmental specialist fields, in addition to the participation of these minorities in national environmental programs.

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