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Emily receives scholarship award

Emily Forbes, junior in Environmental Technology and Management, is presented with her scholarship award from the RTP Chapter of the Association of Hazardous Materials Professionals.

News Release – The Research Triangle Park, NC Chapter of the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP-RTP) announces the selection of Ms. Emily Forbes as the recipient of the Chapter 2011 Environmental Scholarship Award. This annual $500 scholarship is awarded to a graduate or undergraduate student demonstrating outstanding academic merit and a strong interest in pursuing a career related to protecting the environment.

Ms. Forbes is an undergraduate student in the Environmental Technology and Management program at North Carolina State University, entering her junior year in the fall of 2011.  Her interests include monitoring, assessing, remediating, and managing water resources.

In addition to a $500 award, the Environmental Scholarship includes a complimentary one-year RTP Chapter of AHMP membership and free attendance to Chapter luncheon meetings. Winners of the Environmental Scholarship Award are encouraged to participate in RTP Chapter activities and present on a topic associated with their studies at a general membership lunch meeting.

The AHMP was established in 1985 as the Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers (ACHMM) and is a non-profit membership organization for Certified Hazardous Materials Managers and hazardous material professionals. The AHMP fosters expertise in the fields of environmental health and safety, regulatory compliance and policy, science and technology, as well as materials handling, chemical emergency response, and remediation.

Todd Thornton, AHMP-RTP Chapter Secretary

Terrie Litzenberger, Program Coordinator, Environmental Technology and Management