Coast Guard, Fayetteville State University Representatives Sign Memorandum of Agreement
Vice Adm. Robert Parker, Atlantic Area commander, and James Anderson, Fayetteville State University (FSU) chancellor, sign a memorandum of agreement at the Federal Building in Portsmouth, Virginia on July 25, 2012.
The agreement sets forth the terms for the Coast Guard and Fayetteville State University to engage in a student research partnership.
Under the new agreement:
• The Coast Guard will designate members in the Atlantic Area operations analysis division including a liaison representative, together with an FSU faculty member to assist in identifying research topics for each participating student.
• Conduct telephone orientations for each student in respect to any policies, rules and regulations of the Coast Guard relating to identified research topics, to include advising participating student on the availability and disclosure limitations for information related to these topics.
• Provide a copy to the Coast Guard of all research and products resulting from student’s research requested by the Coast Guard including thesis papers, which may be of assistance to the service in the performance of its powers, duties or functions.
“This formal agreement is a wonderful opportunity for Coast Guard personnel to collaborate on research projects with the bright students at Fayetteville State University,” said Vice Adm. Robert Parker, Coast Guard Atlantic Area commander.” In addition, I will personally partner with FSU to strengthen the Coast Guard’s ties with HBCUs and share what the service does with a diverse culture of students.”
FSU is the second-oldest public institution in North Carolina. A member of the University of North Carolina System, FSU has nearly 6,000 students and offers degrees in more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.