Delaware State University Renews Agreement With the Environmental Protection Agency

Historically Black Delaware State University has renewed a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to enhance research, teaching, outreach, career development, and stewardship in the environmental sciences at the university. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Delaware Department of Health and Social Sciences are also partners in the agreement.

“EPA has a long history of partnership with Delaware State University, and the Trump Administration is pleased to build on that success today,” said EPA Regional Administrator Cosmo Servidio. “This partnership will link education, outreach and hands-on work experience to strengthen interest in environmental careers and encourage environmentalism. The partnership also strives to ensure that careers in science reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and our nation as a whole.”

Building on the success of the original agreement signed in 2012, the partners aim to promote student recruitment, internships, career development, and employment in agricultural and environmental sciences, public health, and related fields. Additionally, the agreement will enhance professional development between partners, increase the involvement in environmental and public health initiatives in the surrounding community, increase the university’s participation in federal and state programs, and coordinate summer programs for college and high school students.

“This partnership is consistent with our top priority of student success as it will expand the inroads to career possibilities for our graduates in the environmental-related professions,” said Delaware State University President Wilma Mishoe. “This agreement also aligns well with the University’s Core Value of ‘Community’ as it will also promote a heightened consciousness among our students of their individual responsibilities to protect the environment.”

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