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Mount Union?s Charles McClaugherty Receives EECO Finlay-Johnson Award

May 31, 2007

Dr. Charles McClaugherty, professor of biology at Mount Union College and director of the Brumbaugh Center for Environmental Science, was recently given the Finlay-Johnson Award by the Environmental Education Council of Ohio (EECO).

This award is given annually to an EECO member who has made a significant or outstanding contribution to EECO. McClaugherty has been a member of EECO for seventeen years, and during that time has been a board member and served as treasurer, vice president and president. He has also served the organization by updating and maintaining the Web page; and has worked with the Mount Union College Nature Center staff to support EECO programming in the region.

'This award is named for the founders of the organization and among the people who have received it are those who have made outstanding contributions to environmental education in Ohio,' said McClaugherty. 'It is an honor to be recognized among these people, and it is for this reason that I am grateful to receive this award.'

McClaugherty earned a bachelor's degree from Cornell University, a master's degree from the University of Virginia and a doctoral degree from the University of Wisconsin. He joined the faculty of the College in 1988. He received the Great Teacher Award from the College in 1993.

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