Westminster College Environmental Science Major Received Ferguson Scholarship

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College junior environmental science major Erin Sullivan received the Helen R. Ferguson Scholarship for excellence in environmental science.

The award was presented by the Bartramian Audubon Society at its award ceremony May 13 at Jennings Environmental Education Center. Dr. Kerri Duerr, Westminster College assistant professor of biology, introduced Sullivan as part of the award ceremony.

The scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in environmental science who has demonstrated excellence in the areas of environmental science and education.

Sullivan is actively engaged in environmental issues on campus through her involvement in Westminster's Sustainability Committee and as a member of the campus's Green AV team.  She spearheaded an initiative to get double-sided printing as the default print mode on campus and helped organize new recycling initiatives on campus. Sullivan is also the assistant equipment circulation manager at Audio Visual Services, and a member of the cross country and track teams.

Sullivan's career plans involve the conservation of animals and their environment by means of animal care facilities, wildlife conservation areas, public education, and technology. She will be going to Australia in June 2014, where she will work as an overseas volunteer at The Koala Hospital in Port Macquarie.

Sullivan is a daughter of John and Kathleen Sullivan of Aurora, Ohio, and a graduate of Aurora High School.

Contact Dr. Helen Boylan, associate professor of chemistry, at (724) 946-6293 or email for additional information. 

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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(l-r): Dr. Kerri Duerr, Erin Sullivan, and Helen Ferguson.