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Groundwater Foundation Founder Susan Seacrest to speak at Doane

Environmental advocate and Groundwater Foundation President Susan Seacrest will speak at Doane College, Monday, Nov. 26, beginning at 11 a.m. in Perry Campus Center's East Dining Room.

Seacrest is an environmental advocate who founded the Groundwater Foundation, headquartered in Lincoln, in 1985 and has served as president since that time.  Seacrest's knowledge in groundwater education has been acclaimed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.  She was the keynote speaker at a Water Issues Briefing at the United Nations in November of 1999.

She recently was awarded the prestigious Heinz Award for her work.  The Heinz Award is bestowed to extraordinary Americans whose pioneering achievements help expand human understanding, spur innovation and enhance the world's capacity to sustain itself.

Seacrest has served on numerous other boards and committees including the American Water Works Association, the University of Nebraska College of Public Affairs and Community Service Dean's Advisory Council, the NE Environmental Trust Board of Directors, the U.S. EPA Office of Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee, the National Assessment of Global Climate Change-Water Sector Committee and the U.S. EPA National Environmental Education Advisory Council.

Seacrest has also had publications including "Global Climate Change and Public Perception: The Challenge of Translation" and "Developing a Results-Oriented Approach for Water Education Programs" in the Journal of American Water Resources Association.

Seacrest earned her bachelor's degree from Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota and a master's degree from the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y.  Seacrest will retire from the Groundwater Foundation in January.