Quenton Smith-Costello Chosen for Western Region Special Emphasis Program Advisory Committee
Quenton Smith-Costello (Menlo Park) has been selected to serve on the Western Region
Special Emphasis Program (SEP) Advisory Committee as the Black Employment Program representative.
The SEP is a bureau-wide program that covers a broad range of functions, some of which were formerly
addressed by the Geologic Division's Women's Advisory Committee (WAC) and Ethnic Minority Advisory
Committee (EMAC). SEP goals include:
- enhancing the impact of the USGS overall mission, vision, strategic direction, and diversity goals and objectives, fostering a positive cultural change, and
- ensuring an open and communicative environment for cross-cultural exchange of information and ideas.
To achieve these beneficial goals for all employees, the SEP addresses issues and concerns of
women, minorities, and people with disabilities in achieving equal employment opportunities. Functions
of the SEP include promoting recruitment of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities; promoting
education and formal development programs available through the agency or the local community; and
supporting diversity programs and other cultural activities and awareness months.
in this issue:
Moloka'i Coral Reef Monitoring
North Carolina Cruises
California Offshore Oil Seeps
Training FWS in Geologic Processes of Coastal Ecosystems
MRIB to Host Digital Library of Gulf of Maine
Coastal Issues at GSA
Gulf of Mexico Integrated Science
Geographical Honor SocietyLarry Handley
Quenton Smith-Costello: SEPAC
September Publications List