ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES REUNION
Nearly 30 environmental studies majors alumni, current students, emeriti faculty, current faculty and friends gathered on Saturday afternoon October 4th for the third Environmental Studies Reunion. Mike and Sandy Jarvis were honored at the dinner as recipients of the 2013 Environmental Studies Stewardship Award. Mike and Sandy supported the Environmental Studies Program in 2007 with a generous gift that allowed the purchase of scientific equipment for field and laboratory research. This new equipment allowed University scientists to apply for completive grants. Since 2007 the Environmental Studies Program and Biology Department have acquired nearly $3million in grants from various State and Federal agencies. Over 50 Manchester students have had paid summer internships while working on some very important ecological/environmental research as a result of these grants. Additionally the Environmental Studies has grown to over 40 majors. The success of these projects rests on the kindness of Mike and Sandy.