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EPA to Sign Memorandum of Understanding with Lawson State Community College

Contact Information: 
James Pinkney (pinkney.james@epa.gov)
404-562-9183, 404-562-8400

Atlanta - On Tuesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will enter into agreement with Lawson State Community College (LSCC) to promote environmental sustainability. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will provide technical assistance, outreach and training to the underrepresented communities in the metropolitan Birmingham and surrounding areas that will help establish and maintain healthy and environmental sustainable communities.

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 LSCC's environmental work on campus as well as its outreach in Birmingham communities and throughout the state.

WHO: Heather McTeer Toney, EPA Region 4 Administrator;
Dr. Perry W. Ward, President Lawson State Community College;

Birmingham City Councilor Jay Roberson, District 7;
Birmingham City Councilor William Parker, District 4;
Dr. Wendy Horn, Lawson State Community College;
Dr. Karl Pruitt, Lawson State Community College

WHAT: EPA and Lawson State Community College sign MOU to develop sustainable campuses and communities

WHEN: Tuesday, April 14th, 2015, 12 p.m.

WHERE: Perry W. Ward Building (Birmingham Campus) 3060 Wilson Road, Birmingham, AL 35221

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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