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EPA to Sign Memorandum of Understanding with Bethune-Cookman University

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

ATLANTA - On Wednesday, February 18, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Bethune-Cookman University to enhance research, teaching, outreach, career development, and stewardship in environmental and mathematical sciences. As a part of the MOU, EPA will commit to enhance the university's environmental policy and science curricula and offer opportunities for students interested in environmental careers.

WHO: Heather McTeer Toney, Deputy Administrator, EPA Region 4;
Dr. Edison O. Jackson, President, Bethune-Cookman University

WHAT: EPA and Bethune-Cookman University to sign MOU on Environmental Curriculum Development and Research

WHEN: Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm

WHERE: Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center

698 West International Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Through this MOU the partners express their intention to establish cooperative working relationships over the next four years, in areas of mutual interest, including participation by the Institutions in the EPA Region 4 Environmental Science Partnership Program. This MOU is also 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.

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