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WSU Graduate Student Named Eno Fellow

PULLMAN, Wash. — Nancy S. Lee, a Washington State University graduate student, has been recognized as an Eno Fellow at the 1999 Leadership Development Conference of the Center for Transportation Development in Washington, D.C.

“Nancy has been personally and professionally an asset to her university and to our state,” said Ken Casavant, professor of agricultural economics.

“She is now one of only 20 students in the nation to be brought to Washington D.C., as an Eno Fellow, to spend quality time in one-on-one sessions with the political and industrial transportation policy makers of today.

“She will be able to bring the issues of our region to that discussion as well as bring her new expertise back to the state and university. We are excited for Nancy and the transportation program at Washington State University.”

The Eno Transportation Foundation was created and endowed in 1921 by William Phelps Eno to further his activities in transportation improvement. The foundation sponsors educational study programs, including the Leadership Development Program; conducts an international transit studies program; publishes technical monographs; and produces a journal that addresses transportation policy issues.

The honor is not Lee’s first. In February, she took top honors in a graduate student poster competition at the Northwest Transportation Contest in Portland.

Lee plans to complete work this summer on a doctorate in the Individual Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program. Her dissertation will focus on the complex interrelationship of transportation, natural resource and environmental issues, including transportation costs, and impacts to infrastructure, energy use on emissions from agricultural transportation, and the social welfare impacts to local communities.

The Neptune, New Jersey, native earned a B.S. in environmental and resource economics at Cook College, Rutgers University, in 1990 and an M.S. in agricultural economics at Rutgers in 1993.

She is the third advisee in Casavant’s transportation program to be awarded the honor of being named an Eno Fellow. Ken Erickson, a master’s student in agricultural economics, was selected in 1997. Eric Jessup, a doctoral student in agricultural economics, was selected in 1996. All three students worked extensively on the Eastern Washington Intermodal Transportation Study, also known as EWITS.

Both Erickson and Jessup have since graduated.

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