Texas Tech Earns Environmental Excellence Award From Texas Commission on Environmental
April 30, 2009
TIEHH was one of 10 winners selected for this award by TCEQ and the Governor's blue-ribbon
The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) has been selected to receive
the 2009 Texas Environmental Excellence Award in the area of education by the Texas
Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
TIEHH was one of 10 winners - organizations and an individual person - selected for
this award through the TCEQ organization and a State of Texas Blue Ribbon Panel established
by the Governor's office. The institute will be recognized by Gov. Rick Perry and
the Commissioners of TCEQ at the Texas Environmental Excellence Awards Banquet May
13 in Austin.
"The recognition by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in giving the award
to TIEHH further acknowledges the outstanding academic program being implemented through
our Department of Environmental Toxicology at TIEHH and the excellence of our master's
and doctoral graduates, who are the institute's blue ribbon product," said Ron Kendall,
director of TIEHH.
The awards banquet will be part of the Environmental Trade Fair and Conference sponsored
by TCEQ, which occurs annually in Austin. Kendall, along with Texas Tech President
Guy Bailey, will accept the award.
Recommended by a Blue Ribbon Committee of environmental experts from public and private
industry, the awards honor individuals, businesses and organizations that have created
successful programs that conserve natural resources, reduce waste and prevent pollution.
Created by the Texas Legislature in 1993, the awards program reflects the goals of
the TCEQ itself: to protect Texas human and natural resources and ensure clean air,
clean water and the safe management of waste.
"These award winners are shining examples of how everyone-from one individual to a
corporation-can improve and protect our state's natural resources," said Buddy Garcia,
TCEQ is in the process of developing a video on TIEHH's academic and research excellence
that will be shown at the awards ceremony and distributed in Texas.
The Texas House of Representatives and Senate will develop a joint resolution recognizing
TIEHH, and this resolution will be read from the House and Senate floors on May 13.
CONTACT:Ronald Kendall, director, The Institute of Environmental and Human Health, Texas Tech
University, (806) 885-4567, firstname.lastname@example.org.