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EPA to Sign Memorandum of Understanding with Atlanta Metropolitan State College

Contact Information: 
Dawn Harris Young (harris-young.dawn@epa.gov)
404-562-8421, 404-562-8400

ATLANTA - On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will enter into agreement with Atlanta Metropolitan State College (AMSC) to promote environmental sustainability. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will provide technical assistance, outreach and training to the underrepresented communities in the metropolitan Atlanta 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 AMSC's environmental work on campus as well as its outreach in Atlanta communities and throughout the state.

WHO: Beverly Banister, EPA Regional Air, Pesticides, and Toxics Management Division Director
Dr. Gary McGaha, President, Atlanta Metropolitan State College

WHAT: EPA and Atlanta Metropolitan State College sign MOU to develop sustainable campuses and communities

WHEN: Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

WHERE: Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Administrative Building, Room # 116

1630 Metropolitan Parkway, SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

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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