Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Green AV leader Erin Sullivan, a Westminster College junior environmental science major and the AV department Equipment Circulation manager, 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. She recently led a recycled paper-making seminar, has served as a coordinator for Audio Visual's bi-annual e-recycling drives, and has been a regular presenter at the annual Student Symposium on the Environment. Sullivan is also 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.