Dec. 16, 2022

AUSTIN, Texas — St. Edward’s University is proud to announce that three members of our campus community are receiving recognition for their outstanding work in environmental sustainability.

Ethan Tobias, Dr. Amy Concilio and Dr. Paul Walter were honored at the 2022 Air Central Texas Awards, held on December 14th at the Hilton Austin Airport Hotel.

Ethan Tobias is the recipient of the 2022 Air Aware Student Leadership Award for his role as an intern with the Office of Sustainability at St. Edward’s University. Ethan is also the President of Students for Sustainability, a student organization dedicated to bringing Hilltoppers together for a more environmentally friendly campus.

Dr. Amy Concilio is the recipient of the 2022 Air Central Texas Environmental Education Award for her leadership on air quality and environmental education. Dr. Concilio is an Associate Professor of Environmental Science at St. Edward’s University, where she educates students about climate change and natural resource conservation.

Dr. Paul Walter is the recipient of the 2022 Air Central Texas Researcher Award for his findings on air quality in various communities across the Lone Star State. Dr. Walter used an ozonesonde – a balloon-borne instrument that measures the concentration of ozone at different altitudes – to understand ozone formation in the atmosphere.

About Air Central Texas

Air Central Texas (ACT) is a regional clean air campaign for the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), consisting of Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties. ACT is coordinated by the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) with support from the Central Texas Clean Air Coalition (CAC).

About St. Edward’s University:

St. Edward’s University is a private, liberal arts university in the Catholic, Holy Cross tradition with approximately 3,600 students. Located in Austin, Texas, it is one of the top universities in the state and offers more than 55 undergraduate and 9 graduate programs. St. Edward’s delivers a premier, highly personalized education that provides students distinctive academics and extensive internships, research and service learning opportunities on a vibrant and inclusive hilltop campus in a world-class city.  St. Edward’s has been recognized for 20 consecutive years as one of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report. In the 2022-2023 Best Colleges rankings, St. Edward’s remains in the list of top 10 Best Regional Universities in the West for the 4th consecutive year.