Lawrence Scholars in Environmental Careers

Here is exciting news from the Career Center and the new Lawrence Scholars in Environmental Careers program — an inaugural summit! That’s this Saturday at the WCC.

Inaugural Summit
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Lunch @ Noon, (Parrish-Perille)
Program: 1-3 p.m.
Warch Campus Center-Kraemer Room


Betsy Benson ’69, President, Energy Associates

She specializes in electricity issues, principally those related to different generation sources. Her clients have included utilities, independent power producers, energy trade associations, and regulatory bodies throughout the United States and Canada. She also serves as an advisor to the US Government on international trade and trade treaty negotiations related to energy and environmental issues. Betsy will focus on the issues, opportunities, and challenges associated with energy and environmental careers today and in the future.

Bill Haas ’02, Director of Energy Programs for the Energy, Sustainability and Carbon Solutions National Practice at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc.

He is responsible for the execution and management of energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability projects. Previously he served as Energy Division Representative for the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and was a Policy Associate with the Environmental Law & Policy Center.  Bill’s company is hiring – learn about exciting career opportunities!

Cathy Statz ’96, Education Director, Wisconsin Farmers Union

Local food and sustainability are old ideas with new energy. Society’s growing interest in agriculture and the environment has created opportunities to explore the economy, health, social justice and community development.  Cathy’s Lawerence experience broadened her understanding of – and approach to – the challenges and initiatives of her work with a non-profit family farm advocacy organization.