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April 7, 2009

Birmingham-Southern students selected as summer environmental interns

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —Birmingham-Southern College has awarded six students paid environmental internships for this summer. The internships, a part of the new urban environmental studies major at BSC, are full-time positions with local environmental agencies and will provide substantive work beneficial to the students' educational experience. Interested students applied for the internships and the recipients were selected by BSC faculty and the participating agencies.

The internships are funded by a two-year vision grant from the 3M Corporation, the Alabama Power Foundation, and Dr. Cameron Vowell. This year's summer environmental interns include:

Laura Burks, a junior from Hoover, will work with Cahaba River Society.

Samantha Horsley, a sophomore from Remlap, will work with Turkey Creek Nature Preserve.

Crystal Shurett, a freshman from Indian Springs, will work with Jones Valley Urban Farm.

John Thomason, a freshman from Russellville, will work with Freshwater Land Trust.

Ben Tracy, a sophomore from Atlanta, Ga., in the Harrison Honors Program at BSC, will work with Green America in Washington, D.C.

Patrick Welch, a freshman from Gadsden in the Harrison Honors Program at BSC, will work with Five Mile Creek Greenway Partnership.

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