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Seven student projects receive campus sustainability grants

The Office of Sustainability has awarded $26,000 to seven student projects as part of its annual Campus Sustainability Grants Program. The program, funded by student green fees, provides financial and staff resources to implement projects that further the university’s sustainability initiatives.

Now in its third year, the Campus Sustainability Grants Program has helped foster several initiatives, including water bottle refilling ­stations in the Miller Learning Center, the “Dawgs Ditch the Dumpster” residence hall move-out donation program, the Tanyard Creek Chew Crew prescribed grazing project for invasive plant removal and the Material Reuse Program, which uses salvaged items to construct school and community gardens.

Recipients of the 2013 Campus Sustainability Grants, some of whom will work in teams on projects, are:

Tawfiq Bhuiyan of Salt Lake City, Utah, a master’s student in the College of Engineering; Aaron Joslin of Oak Ridge, Tenn., a doctoral student in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources; Greg Skupien of Hickory Hills, Ill., a master’s student in the Odum School of Ecology; Holly Campbell of Atlanta, a master’s student in the Warnell School; Alexandra “Allie” Brown of Atlanta, a senior anthropology major in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences; Tyler Faby of Athens, a finance major in the Terry College of Business.

Also receiving grants are Coral Frederick of Athens, a senior mass media arts and women’s studies double major from the Grady College of Journalism and the Institute for Women’s Studies; Kareem Mahmoud of Alpharetta, a junior finance major in the Terry College of Business; Lucy King of Dalton, Amy Ferguson of Alpharetta, Jason Bowman of Athens, Kyle Hady of Alpharetta and Matthew Logan of Peachtree City, all senior environmental engineering majors in the College of Engineering; and Sophie Giberga of Covington, La., a sophomore political science major in the School of Public and International Affairs.

The Office of Sustainability received more than 30 well-developed project proposals from students in various academic disciplines.