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USGS Scientist Receives Award from Southern University

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Virginia Burkett of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)'s National Wetlands Research Center in Lafayette, LA, received an award from the Chancellor of Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA, for her contributions to the university in support of faculty research and for "minority student and faculty enhancement."

Virginia has collaborated with Southern University faculty and staff during the past 5 years on climate-change and wetland research and has assisted in developing internships and training opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students. She was honored on June 18 at the National Urban and Community Forestry Education and Outreach Conference for Minority and Underserved Communities, cosponsored by Southern University and the USDA Forest Service's Civil Rights Unit.

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