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Environmental Stewardship Awards

Five students, faculty and staff were honored by the University of South Carolina for their passion and commitment to the campus environment and its sustainability efforts.

Each was awarded a 2010 Environmental Stewardship Award at a late-afternoon ceremony on Earth Day (April 22) at Green (West) Quad. Since 1998, the School of the Environment has recognized individuals at the university who demonstrate a commitment to sustainability on campus.

This year’s award winners are undergraduates Roxanne Lenzo-Zimmerman and Christine Hauer, faculty members Dr. Gail Wagner and Kim Diana Connelly and staff member Henry “Hank” Sully.

Lenzo-Zimmerman, a sophomore environmental science major and Capstone Scholar from Columbia, earned the award for her work with Recyclemania. The university began its participation with the national collegiate recycling effort in 2009.

Hauer, a senior marketing and international business major from Aiken, has been a driving force behind the recently established undergraduate chapter of Net Impact. As president of the business sustainability organization, Hauer has spearheaded an energy audit at the Darla Moore School of Business and led a student-service project in the New Orleans’ Ninth Ward.

Sully, coordinator of facilities services and environmental program manager for University Housing, has directed many sustainability efforts. He coordinates the successful Move-Out recycling program, which last year collected and redistributed 14.2 tons of materials to local charitable organizations. He also is staff coordinator for Recyclemania.

Wagner, an associate professor of anthropology, conducts research on indigenous plant species. Through her teaching and campus outreach efforts, she has broadened the understanding of the history and importance of indigenous species on campus

Connolly, an associate professor of law and a leading expert on natural resources and public-lands law, has made significant contributions locally, nationally and internationally through her research, teaching, advocacy and policy work on wetlands.

For more information on the School of the Environment, visit the Web site: www.environ.sc.edu/. For more information about the university’s sustainability efforts, visit the Web site: www.sc.edu/green.

By Office of Media Relations

Posted: 04/22/10 @ 12:00 AM | Updated: 04/28/10 @ 1:35 PM | Permalink

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