CONTACT: GARY GALLUZZO
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0009; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: April 7, 1999
UI alumnus to lecture on environmental movement April
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Kevin Doyle, national director
of program development at the Environmental Careers Organization (ECO), will
deliver a free, public lecture, "Conscience, Imagination, Leadership and Hope:
Building An Environmental Movement for the 21st Century,"12:30-1:20
p.m. Monday, April 12 in Room 100, Phillips Hall.
Doyle, a native of Fairfield, received his bachelor's
degree in geography from the University of Iowa in 1980. He will be on campus
to participate in an April 13 ceremony in which he will be one of six alumni
inducted into the inaugural class of the UI College of Liberal Arts Alumni
In his current position, Doyle helps lead an organization
that has placed more than 7,000 college graduates, postgraduates, and retired
senior citizens in environmental internships ranging from three to 24 months
at hundreds of sponsoring employers during its 27-year existence.
Founded in 1972 with a small grant from the Massachusetts
Audubon Society, ECO is a non-profit organization committed to protecting
and enhancing the environment by developing dedicated professionals, promoting
careers, and inspiring individual action. ECO's staff of 30-35 individuals
works through regional offices in California, Seattle, Cleveland and Boston
on an annual budget of about $12 million. Each philanthropic dollar raised
by ECO is matched four to one by earned service fees, making it one of the
premier organizations of its kind in the nation.
During his 15-year career with ECO, Doyle has led
the development of an environmental internship program with federal government
agencies that each year places a culturally diverse group of hundreds of scientific,
engineering, education and policy development interns at the Environmental
Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National
Park Service, Geological Survey, Department of Energy and Bureau of Land Management.
In 1998 he was coauthor of "The Complete Guide to Environmental Careers in
the 21st Century," (Island Press). Doyle has frequently returned to the UI
department of geography to present guest lectures and to collaborate with
faculty on research projects.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend
all UI-sponsored events. People requiring an accommodation in order to participate
in this program are asked to contact the department of geography in advance