Millersville English proudly recognizes the contributions of Mamie Covell and Justin Mando for their efforts in promoting sustainable practices on campus and in the larger community. Both Mamie and Justin were named Millersville sustainability champions this week by the Sustainability Committee. Mamie was named the Student Sustainability Champion for her work on educating others about sustainability, and Justin was named the Faculty Sustainability Champion for exploring sustainability in his Science Writing classrooms.
Mamie currently chairs the sustainability committee within the Student Government Association, where she and her team create sustainable initiatives on campus and listen to concerns related to sustainability from students and the community. Mamie’s creativity & passion for sustainability shine through in her work with others. She has run a DIY Reusable Bag night with the SHARP Team to help them learn about upcycling and making sustainable choices. Her fellow students have nominated Mamie because of her passion to make the Millersville campus community more sustainable, as well as her dedication to educating and informing the student body on sustainability.
Dr. Mando’s focus at the university is Science Writing, and he uses this in interdisciplinary writing classrooms to help students understand and explore ideas of sustainability. He has developed a Kayaking on the Susquehanna assignment that helps students physically explore sustainability and has resulted in conference presentations and internships for undergraduate students. He has helped to organize local stream cleanups by Millersville University and annually conducts a Susquehanna Stories green reading event at Saxbys that gives students the chance to share their environmentally focused writings in an open mic setting.