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Augie Students, Community Will Benefit From Trustee Investment

Augustana College

An Augustana College trustee will help pay for a new position that will help students learn new skills.

Christopher Coulter and his wife gave the college $100,000 to hire a "sustainability interface manager." The person will work with the school's Upper Mississippi Center and its Center for the Advancement of Community Health and Wellness.

Kimberly Murphy is the director of Augustana's community wellness center. She says, "It well help us, the directors of the two centers, transform Augustana students into leaders that can go out and be capable of tackling humanity's most complex challenges."

Augustana's new sustainability interface manager will help oversee several ongoing projects including, sustainable watersheds in Davenport, lead service lines in Rock Island, endangered species mapping with the Fish and Wildlife Service, and a low birth weight project with the Quad City Health Initiative.

Dr. Murphy hopes to fill the position by early May.

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