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APU Selected as First Higher Education Partner by National Association of Environmental Professionals

Charles Town, WV–June 20, 2011 American Public University and the National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP) recently announced at the NAEP annual conference that the university will serve as NAEP’s first higher education partner to support professional development and industry certification of NAEP members.

NAEP is a multidisciplinary professional association dedicated to the promotion of ethical practices, technical competency, and professional standards in environmental practice. The announcement marks NAEP’s renewed investment in member education and development, as well as American Public University’s continued effort to serve professionals seeking to enter or enhance their credentials in the field of environmental sciences.

As part of the multi-year relationship, NAEP and the university will jointly create an environmental resource portal for NAEP members, which include government, industry, academia, consulting firms and the private sector in the U.S. and abroad, according to NAEP President Paul Looney.

“This agreement offers our members access to a variety of quality online programs, with concentrations ranging from environmental sustainability and planning to global environmental management,” said Looney. “Whether they currently work as a project manager, policy analyst or in another environmental position, they will now have access to flexible coursework designed to help them meet their professional goals.”

American Public University’s programs cover the full spectrum of environmental policy & management, stewardship of natural resources, pollution management and global environmental sustainability.

“Since many of our faculty hold leadership positions at organizations like the EPA, Bureau of Land Management and Nature Conservancy, students benefit from real-world perspectives that extend well beyond the classroom,” said Dr. Carol Pollio has 33 years of experience as an environmental professional, including deployment during last year’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill as the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Liaison Officer to Santa Rosa County, Fla..

About National Association of Environmental Professionals  
NAEP is a multidisciplinary professional association dedicated to the promotion of ethical practices, technical competency, and professional standards in environmental fields. Its members include government, industry, academia, consulting firms and the private sector in the U.S. and abroad.

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