Environmental open house to address issues with a `scientific aspect’

By Matt Coughlin
November 9, 2000

by Matt Coughlin
assistant news editor

Students interested in a career in environmental science, or concerned with environmental issues are invited to the Environmental Science Open House on Saturday, Nov. 11.

The Open House will enable students to learn more about the program here, as well as more about current environmental issues. The Open House will be a free-form forum in which students will be able to interact and question professors and professionals up close. It runs from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. There will be table for each of the guests and a lot of literature available.

Dr. Lou Nudy points out that the Open House is not simply for science majors, it will address “social, political and ethical issues with a scientific aspect to it.”

Nudy, associate professor of Chemistry and coordinator of the Environmental Programs, is hoping that the Open House will help to get the word out about the new environmental major.

“We hope to let local high school students know about our environmental science program,” Nudy said.

Nudy, Dr. Joseph Smith, assistant professor of chemistry, Harvey Lape, philosophy instructor and Dr. Sherry Fuller-Espie, assistant professor and chair of biology will all be available to the students throughout the Open House.”We have a lot of faculty and advisers with the experience and credentials to teach in this program,” Nudy added.

Students will also be able to meet people in different aspects of the environmental science field. Attending the Open House will be Deborah Donovan of Corporate Environment and Safety Sunoco, Inc., Dr. James A. Fava of Five Winds International, and Ralph Spagnolo, a Wetlands scientist with the Environmental Protection Agency. A.J. DeFalco of A.J. DeFalco & Associates, Mitchell Gertz of Environmental Health and Safety PQ Corporation, Mary Ann Hogan of Crystal Clear, Ltd., Beryl Byles of Bridge Consulting Services and Dr. Vince Marchesani, director of health, safety and environment at Montell USA, Inc. will be there to speak with students and answer questions.

Also attending will be several Cabrini administrators. Dr. Ron Becht, vice president of graduate and professional studies, Vicki Maumus, assistant admissions director, and Nancy Hutchison, director of cooperative education and career services, will be available to discuss working towards careers in environmental science.

Nudy hopes that the environmental major will become “a vibrant attractive program that will attract a lot of students in the future.”

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