Event Rewind: Duke Alumni Reception at #SETACSacramento 2018!

On Monday, November 5th, the Duke Environment Club of Sacramento joined with the Duke Nicholas Office of Development & Alumni Relations to host a warm welcome reception for Duke alumni attending #SETACSacramento — the 39th North America Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC).

SETAC is the international scientific society for academia, industry, and government professionals and students working on environmental pollution and management issues. For the first time ever, the SETAC North America Annual Meeting was held in Sacramento — drawing more than 2,000 scientists, managers, and students from around the world.

A Duke Environment tradition at SETAC North America meetings is a reception for faculty, students, and alumni of the Environmental Health & Toxicology Program — an event the #SacGreenDevils were proud to help host this year!

The highlight of our evening at Coin-Op Sac was the arrival of one of our favorite Nicholas School mentors and friends, Glenda Lee, who now serves as Director of Alumni Relations. at the Nicholas School. The alumni office hosted food, beverages, and swag for this special gathering — and all of us were energized and warmed by Glenda’s presence here in the River City.

Being able to serve as a local anchor for national meetings and Nicholas School alumni gatherings is one of the many reasons why our Sac Green Devils community exists. It was a wonderful feeling to see so many familiar faces and catch up with old friends right here in Sac — and we can’t wait for the next opportunity to welcome our international Duke Environment network to California’s Capital.

Ben Young Landis MEM ’09

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