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Monday, April 16, 2018

City Recognizes SU Students for Civic Engagement, Sustainability

Sustainability CitationsSALISBURY, MD---Salisbury Mayor Jake Day recently recognized Dr. Sarah Surak, Salisbury University assistant professor of political science and environmental studies, and 10 students from her Public Administration class, with citations for their civic engagement.

The students have supported the city’s sustainability efforts. These include a goal of zero waste at the National Folk Festival, which Salisbury will host from 2018-2020; rebranding the city’s recycling information; and helping local businesses become more sustainable.

Students presented sustainability policy proposals to the city in December. Several are in the process of being implemented. The class supports continuing education work through SU’s Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement.
Students recognized included Eleanor Brown of Ijamsville, MD; William “B.J.” Darden of Newark, DE; Jacob Fisher of Columbia, MD; Terri Gladus and Alyssa Massey of Salisbury; Gabrielle Miles of District Heights, MD; Abigail Mulhern of Germantown, MD; Nicole Stafford of Catonsville, MD; Evan Treworgy of Rockville, MD; and Lillianne Walters of Jefferson, MD.
For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU website at


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