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EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson makes historic visit to Spelman College To initiate new partnership agreement for environmental initiatives

Release Date: 02/20/2007
Contact Information: Harris-Young, (404) 562-8421,

(Atlanta, Ga. - February 20, 2007) In October 2006, Spelman College took a bold step toward environmental responsibility by breaking ground for its new “green” residence hall. That step has led to a historic visit by EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson to the campus to sign a collaborative Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The 2007 MOU between EPA and Spelman College will affirm EPA’s commitment to partner in an effort to enhance environmental stewardship and sustainability as well as ensure that EPA has an adequate representation of highly trained diverse professionals.

Since 1993, when Spelman and EPA signed the first MOU, many Spelman students have been awarded internships and fellowships within EPA, and many have gone on to become EPA professionals. This time around, the signing is more significant. For the first time in EPA history, the administrator will travel from Washington, D.C., to a historically Black college to meet with faculty and students to sign an MOU that will serve as one building block in a solid foundation of partnership upon which both organizations will build. This will also be the first time that an EPA administrator will serve as a guest lecturer for Spelman’s political science environmental policy and politics class.

    WHO: EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson; Spelman College Provost Dr. Johnnella Butler; EPA Regional Administrator Jimmy Palmer; and Spelman College faculty and students.

    WHAT: EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson signs MOU with Spelman College

    WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007, 10:45 a.m.

    WHERE: Spelman College
    Albro-Falconer-Manley Science Center lobby
    350 Spelman Lane, SW
    Atlanta, Ga.