FLORENCE, S.C. – Lisa Pike, an assistant professor of biology at Francis Marion University, has been named a Sustainable Universities Initiative fellow as part of SUI’s expansion effort.
As an SUI fellow, Pike will receive a $5,000 program management grant stipend to facilitate activities related to overall SUI programs at FMU.
The initiative was established by a private grant in 1997 to further sustainability at Clemson University, the Medical University of South Carolina and the University of South Carolina. The one-time state funding will expand SUI to additional state-supported schools, including technical colleges. All state-supported institutions were invited to participate in the initiative.
In addition to helping students deal with complex environmental issues, SUI aims to improve each school’s environmental track record.
An orientation meeting for the new SUI institutions was held in Myrtle Beach in September. The institutions are now eligible to receive grant funding for projects that relate to SUI’s mission.
Eight FMU professors have been awarded more than $26,500 in SUI grants.
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