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“Letter from Associate Dean Kevin McCarthy”

These are exciting times at the Nicholas School of the Environment.

Our academic programs are drawing some of the world’s finest students to prepare for leadership in environmental management, entrepreneurship, science and policy. Our alumni are making extraordinary contributions toward improving our world, while our faculty are leading efforts to understand and address key issues in environmental and human health, climate change, energy, water and marine conservation.

None of this would be possible without the generous support of Nicholas School and Duke University alumni and our many friends who share our determination to forge a more sustainable future for all.

Every gift makes a difference in the Nicholas School’s ability to prepare the environmental leaders of the future and find innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental problems. Generous philanthropic contributions make a difference at the Nicholas School every day: bolstering financial aid for our students, advancing leading edge environmental research, building facilities that advance our efforts in education and research, and providing unparalleled learning experiences for our students.

We invite you to partner with the Nicholas School so we can continue our high level of achievement.

With your support, Duke’s environmental programs will remain strong, and the impact that our alumni, faculty and current students make will continue to reverberate throughout our world.