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EPA to Sign Memorandum of Understanding with Georgia Southern University

Release Date: 12/12/2012
Contact Information: William McBride, 404-562-8378 (direct), 404-562-8400 (main),

(Atlanta, Ga. – Dec. 13, 2012) – On Thursday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will enter into agreement with Georgia Southern University to promote environmental sustainability. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will focus on developing a cooperative working relationship with the intent to advance research, teaching, outreach, career development, and stewardship in environmental sciences, sustainability and engineering. The MOU will not only provide additional opportunities for student training and internships, faculty research support and environmental and public health initiatives, but will also strengthen the University’s environmental work on campus as well as its outreach in the Statesboro and Savannah communities and throughout the state.

WHO: Gwendolyn Keys-Fleming, EPA Region 4 Administrator;
Dr. Brooks Keel, President Georgia Southern University;

          Dr. Jean Bartels, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs;
      Dr. Charles E. Patterson, Vice President for Research & Economic Development;
          Dr. Karin Scarpinato, Associate Dean for Faculty and Research Science & Math Programs;
          Christian Flathman, Associate Vice President, Marketing & Communications;

WHAT: EPA and Georgia Southern University sign MOU to develop sustainable campuses and communities

WHEN: Wednesday, December 13th, 2012, 10:30 am – 11:30 am

WHERE: Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Building Ballroom
1st Floor, 847 Plant Dr.
Statesboro, GA 30458

Through this MOU the partners express their intention to establish cooperative working relationships over the next three years, in areas of mutual interest, including participation by the Institutions in the EPA Region 4 Environmental Science Partnership Program. Under this program the EPA intends to establish partnerships with colleges and universities in the southeast to develop a pool of culturally diverse and highly qualified graduates to address current and future environmental challenges.

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