For Immediate Release: September 7, 2016
Contact: Jack DeBell, Chair, Campus Council, 303.492.8733, [email protected]

National Recycling Coalition Awards Scholarships

Washington DC – The National Recycling Coalition (NRC) today announced the award to four outstanding New Orleans-area college students with scholarships towards their higher education expenses in the sustainability field. The Murray J. Fox Scholarship Fund was created in 1994, when Murray Fox, a long-time supporter and member of the NRC, started a fund to provide scholarships to college students interested in recycling. Since then, the trust fund has endowed over $102,000 in scholarships to 58 college students.

“The Murray J. Fox Scholars represent a future world in which recycling and sustainability is paramount,” said Bob Gedert, president of the NRC. “These students were chosen among 27 applications for their outstanding qualities, including a demonstrated interest in and passion for recycling and academic performance. We applaud the efforts of the scholarship winners.”

This year’s scholarship recipients are:
· Kia Barnes, a sophomore studying Environmental Science at Dillard University
· Sage Leopold, a sophomore studying Environmental Studies at Tulane University
· Jessica Meyer, a sophomore studying Biology at University of New Orleans
· Anthony Rizzi, an Environmental Studies sophomore at Loyola University

Each student was awarded $1,500 scholarships to assist with their education, complementary admission to the 2016 Resource Recycling Conference in New Orleans, and a one-year membership to the National Recycling Coalition. NRC’s Campus Council evaluated the 27 applications and made recommendations for the award to the scholarship fund board.

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About the National Recycling Coalition (NRC):
The National Recycling Coalition is a non-profit organization focused on promoting and enhancing materials management in North America, with a network of more than 6,000 members extending across waste reduction, reuse, composting and recycling. For nearly 40 years, NRC has been a leader in driving education and policy around recycling.

About the National Recycling Coalition’s Campus Council:
The NRC’s Campus Council creates stronger linkages between higher education and the sustainable materials management industry. The Council provides information and opportunities for applied research, intern training, professional certification and employment. Take advantage of the Campus Council’s services at www.NRCRecycles.org or e-mail [email protected]