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I Guess It's Official Now; "Nicolas Drayton Hired as VI EPSCoR Program Coordinator"

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  • Bruce Potter, IRF
    ... -- -- 35 Years of Environmental Service to Small Tropical Islands -- Island Resources Foundation Fone 202/265-9712 1718 P St NW, # T-4 fax
    Message 1 of 1 , May 6, 2009
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      >X-POP3-Rcpt: bpotter@...
      >From: "Judith Ann Towle" <jtowle@...>
      >To: "Nicolas Drayton" <nickdrayton@...>
      >Cc: "Bruce Potter" <bpotter@...>, "Jean-Pierre Bacle" <dcbacle@...>,
      >Subject: It's Official Now; Nicolas Drayton
      >Hired as VI EPSCoR Program Coordinator
      >Date: Tue, 5 May 2009 12:28:04 -0400
      >And, of course, it might be added that Mr.
      >Drayton also serves on the Board of Trustees of
      >that venerable, 37-year-old Caribbean
      >institution, the Island Resources Foundation!
      >Congratulations, Nick. Hope to see you soon.
      >Best wishes,
      >----- Original Message -----
      >From: <mailto:nickdrayton@...>Nicolas Drayton
      >To: <mailto:nickdrayton@...>Nicolas Drayton
      >Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 11:20 AM
      >Subject: I Guess It's Official Now!
      >Nicolas Drayton Hired as VI EPSCoR Program Coordinator
      >by Source staff
      >Nicolas Drayton
      > May 4, 2009 - Nicolas Drayton, one of the
      >key players in the establishment of the East End
      >Marine Park on St. Croix, has joined the
      >University of the Virgin Islands as a program
      >coordinator for VI EPSCoR, which is the Virgin
      >Islands Experimental Program to Stimulate
      >Competitive Research, a territorial program
      >housed at UVI that builds the territory's
      >capacity for scientific research and education.
      >As coordinator, Drayton will facilitate VI
      >EPSCoR incubator grants for start-up research,
      >from assisting with the selection of proposals
      >through the tracking of funds. He will also work
      >closely on the program's major initiative of
      >strengthening science, technology, engineering
      >and mathematics in kindergarten through 12th
      >grade in the territory through collaborations
      >with the V.I. Education Department and UVI's
      >departments of education, science and
      >mathematics. Drayton will also produce the
      >quarterly VI EPSCoR newsletter.
      > Drayton said he looks forward to the
      >opportunity to put his energies into some of the
      >fundamental issues like the promotion of science
      >in the community and encouraging young people to
      >choose marine science as a viable career option.
      >"I got real excited about the possibilities," he
      > He holds a Master of Science degree in
      >coastal biology from the University of North
      >Carolina at Wilmington. Over his career he has
      >been involved in a wide range of marine
      >conservation-related roles, including training,
      >advocacy, planning, management and
      >administration of Caribbean marine parks and
      >protected areas. Before joining UVI, he was the
      >Ocean Conservancy's Caribbean Ecosystems program
      >director where his main duty was to promote best
      >management practices for coral reefs and marine
      >parks and protected areas.
      > VI EPSCoR is funded by a five-year $11.5
      >million Research Infrastructure Improvement
      >grant from the National Science Foundation. The
      >U.S. V.I. received its first VI EPSCoR grant in
      >2004, making the territory the smallest
      >jurisdiction to have ever received such an award
      >and UVI the only historically black university
      >ever awarded.
      > Nicolas Drayton may be reached at 693-1239
      >or <mailto:ndrayto@...>ndrayto@...
      >"Chasms cannot be crossed by little jumps"
      >Windows LiveĀ: Keep your life in sync.
      >it out.

      35 Years of Environmental Service to Small Tropical Islands
      Island Resources Foundation Fone 202/265-9712
      1718 "P" St NW, # T-4 fax 202/232-0748
      Washington, DC 20036 Potter cell: 1-443-454-9044
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