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Former Dean Betzer Gives Keynote at GOMURC

Emeritus Dean, Dr. Peter Betzer

Former CMS Dean Dr. Peter Betzer gave a keynote address at the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion workshop held by the Gulf of Mexico University Research Collaborative (GOMURC) on January 26, 2021. Please see DEI Workshop – GOMURC ( for more information, and enjoy Dr. Betzer’s presentation below. It covers the history of the Bridge to the Doctorate endowment at the College of Marine Science.

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