May 25, 2017
Jennifer C. Urban of Glassport, a senior environmental science major at Saint Vincent College, was presented with the Daisy S. Klinedinst Memorial Award by the Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators for her dedication to expanding involvement with environmental education.
Urban has been an intern at the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve for three years, interns at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium and has volunteered at the Wildlife Works Animal Rehabilitation Center.
“Jenni is constantly finding ways to involve herself in the environmental education field,” commented Angela Belli, director of the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve. “She is a kind, caring and compassionate young woman whose future is bright in environmental education.”
Urban has been active at Saint Vincent as a member of the Saint Vincent Dance Club (co-president), Environmental Awareness Club (vice president), Campus Ministry (lector and Eucharistic minister), Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta honor society and the Dean’s List.
She has also been a resident assistant for the Department of Residence Life.
A 2014 graduate of South Allegheny High School, she is the daughter of Scott and Barb Urban.
She is a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish, Glassport, and Christ the Light of the World Parish, Duquesne.
After she graduates from Saint Vincent College in the spring of 2018, she plans to pursue a career working in the environmental education field. “I am passionate about educating all ages on the importance of conservation of animals and the environment,” she commented. “I will most likely head into a graduate school program that will assist me in moving forward in the environmental education field.”
Photo: Jennifer C. Urban
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