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BC Names Sustainability Director

5/16/2012

In its bid to continue to build on sustainability initiatives and environmental stewardship, Bridgewater College today announced the appointment of Teshome Molalenge as the college's director of sustainability.

Molalenge, a 1987 alumnus of Bridgewater, has worked at the college since 2005, most recently as executive director of facility support and auxiliary services.

"The creation of this position is the first of many steps the college will take to achieve its goals as outlined in 'BC 2020: The Strategic Plan for Bridgewater College,'" said Roy W. Ferguson Jr., interim president of Bridgewater. "This appointment represents a great step forward for the college as it prioritizes sustainability and its responsibilities to the environment and future generations."

Molalenge, assuming his new duties immediately, will be responsible for recommending and coordinating sustainability programs, enhancing energy conservation and recycling programs on campus, serving as a resource for students and faculty wishing to work on sustainability initiatives and researching and recommending grant opportunities related to sustainability.

"I'm eager to help Bridgewater College and its commitment to sustainability efforts – conservation, education and community involvement – and also to being a role model for the community," said Molalenge.

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