Voorhees College presents Dr. Diane Hulett as the February faculty/staff spotlight


Voorhees College presents Dr. Diane Hulett as the February faculty/staff spotlight

February 08, 2019

Voorhees College Professor Dr. Diane Hulett was recently selected as the Voorhees College faculty spotlight for the month of February because she recently helped the institution receive a $10,000 recycling grant from the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).

The grant was awarded by DHEC to assist with the launching of the pilot project. The goal of the project is to not only get the recycling started, but to keep it going.

Hulett serves as the primary investigator (PI) for the recycling grant. Her responsibilities are to file reports, conduct research, record results, monitor finances, follow guidelines, and meet legal obligations of the project.

Mass communication students are serving as advertisers for the grant. The students use social media as a platform to advertise the grant and inform people about the recycling day that will take place on Feb 15.

During recycling day, there will be recycling bins placed in each of the dormitories and the classroom buildings for students, faculty, and staff to dispose unwanted materials.

Hulett said she is concerned about people adding to the problem of causing pollution and not discarding of our waste properly. “February 15 is a day where faculty, staff, and students can unload unwanted items, and the items will be sent off to recycling centers to make use of them in other ways,” Hulett said. “We also need to start buying recycled products. Why would we chop down a tree when we can use recycled paper?”

She said South Carolina is a beautiful state and it is not somebody’s job, it is your job to take care of the waste you create. “If we collectively do our part, the Earth will benefit and South Carolina will remain beautiful,” Hulett said. “If we don’t start correcting the issue of pollution today it will only get worse. It’s to the point where Mother Nature is screaming help. We must lend a helping hand, and we need to start now.”

Hulett has been at the institution for five years working in the department of humanities education and social sciences. She is also the assistant professor of English and mass communication.