Institute for Environmental Communication graduates fellows
Loyola press release - December 7, 2009
The Loyola University New Orleans Institute for Environmental Communication graduated its 10th class of fellows in November.
Housed in the College of Social Sciences School of Mass Communication, the IEC brings together a diverse group of citizens, including environmentalists, scientists, journalists, industrialists, activists, politicians, government employees, teachers and business people, for evening sessions to discuss issues of vital environmental importance to the region and nation. The IEC Fellows Program is modeled after the highly regarded Institute of Politics that has been offered by Loyola University since 1968. The IEC’s first sessions began in Fall 1999.
This year’s IEC Fellows include:
Azure Bevington, Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Louisiana State University
John Calvin, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
Warren Celestine, Entergy Corporation
Marco Cocito-Monoc, Greater New Orleans Foundation
Mollie Day, freelance journalist
Julie Dermansky, artist/photographer
David Eber, Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development
Ariel Fedele, Loyola University New Orleans
Marisol Flores, DynMcDermott Petroleum Operations Company
Debra A. Graham, River Parishes Community College
Jennifer Grosso, Sierra Club
Rachel Guy, DynMcDermott Petroleum Operations Company
Chris Kirkham, The Times-Picayune
William Klein, Jr., U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Jordan Macha, Sierra Club
Amanda Moore, National Wildlife Federation
Rebecca Otte, Regional Planning Commission
Caitlin Harr Reilly, Bayou Rebirth
Cheryn Robles, Outreach Process Partners, Inc.
Erin Sullivan, Tickfaw State Park
Caroline Taylor, Loyola University New Orleans
Annie Vaden, Bayou Rebirth
Andrew Wellbaum, Shell Oil Company
"This graduating class brings the total of IEC Fellows to more than 200," said Robert A. Thomas, Ph.D., director of the Center for Environmental Communication. "Experiences gained in IEC sessions prepare fellows to take proactive roles in resolving environmental challenges that may lead to successful sustainable solutions."
"The IEC class really stretched my thinking and awareness about many environmental problems," said coastal scientist Guerry O. Holm, Jr., Ph.D., a 2007 IEC Fellow from the LSU School of the Coast and Environment. "We are fortunate as a state to have IEC working on critical environmental issues."
For more information on the IEC, contact Thomas at 504-865-2107 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the College of Social Sciences, contact Catherine Koppel in the Office of Public Affairs at 504-861-5448 or email@example.com