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NRCS Celebrates Black History Month March 2010

Auburn, Ala., March 12, 2010

Dr. Don-Terry Veal was the guest speaker for the Black History Month commemoration at the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office in Auburn. Veal, Auburn University Director of the Center for Governmental Services, spoke about the economy and the importance of transparency in government.  Veal touched on the obstacles, struggles, progress and successes of African-Americans in government.

During his presentation, Veal mentioned that the Center for Governmental Services provides training to state and local governments on a variety of topic areas.

“We appreciate Dr. Veal’s program not only for its insight into African-American history but also for his retrospective on the American economy and the importance of transparency in government,” said Charles Love, State Soil Scientist/MO15 Team Leader.  Love also thanked Black Emphasis Program Manager Herbert Ross for organizing the program and the luncheon that followed.