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Vincent E White


B.A. Theology, Franciscan University of Steubenville B.S. Civil Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology Vince obtained his bachelor's degree in theology and then pursued an M.A. in philosophy.  His interest in environmental ethics eventually morphed into a B.S. in civil engineering.  He is currently a civil engineer at the Baton Rouge office of the Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center.