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Michelle Dry Is New Education and Outreach Coordinator at GWI University News
For release: April 28, 2009

For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843

Michelle Dry
Michelle Dry
Michelle Dry is the new education and outreach coordinator for the Ground Water Institute at the University of Memphis. She is working with faculty and students to heighten community awareness of the extent, use and vulnerability of local and regional ground water resources and informing the public and policy makers of the intrinsic and economic value of ground water resources in the region.

In her new role, Dry will develop a public information program for the Ground Water Institute, make presentations to K-12 students, policy makers and others on ground water resources; maintain and update the educational components of the GWI Web site; work with GWI staff to develop displays for educational groups and professional organizations; compete for external funding to support public information and K-12 educational programs at GWI; and recruit prospective graduate students into the ground water program.

Before joining GWI, Dry had been educational resources manager at the U of M’s Center for Earthquake Research and Information since January 2002. She has worked in various education and communications positions, including The Commercial Appeal, the Shelby County Schools, Ticketmaster, Memphis Concert Ballet and WKNO.

A graduate of Rhodes College, she earned her MAT from the U of M in 1997.

The Ground Water Institute at the Herff College of Engineering is a center of expertise on ground water research and management. Since 1992, the Institute has conducted research studies directed toward ensuring that the Mid-South region continues to have a source of high-quality water.

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