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Emergent BioSolutions donates $25,000 to Lansing Promise

October 30, 2017

Lansing - Emergent BioSolutions today completed its second $25,000 donation this year to the Lansing Promise today through the company's Corporate Social Responsibility program, eGIVE, which stands for Give, Invest, and Volunteer in Emergent communities. In attendance at today's presentation were Lansing Promise students currently attending Lansing Community College (LCC), Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, Adam Havey and Emergent representatives, LCC President Dr. Brent Knight, Lansing School District Deputy Superintendent Mark Coscarella, Lansing Promise representatives Kellie Dean and Justin Sheehan and Lansing Promise Board members. The previous $25,000 donation occurred earlier this year at the Lansing Promise Dinner on April 27, 2017.

"Emergent believes that well-educated children are foundational to ensuring thriving communities," said Adam Havey, Executive Vice President at Emergent BioSolutions. "Our company is proud to support children in our community pursue a post-secondary education, positioning them for future success and the opportunity to become the next generation of leaders in Lansing."

The Promise Scholarship is an award offered to graduates of public and private schools within the Lansing School District. It provides the financial assistance necessary to obtain a two-year college degree or its equivalent at an eligible school.

"Emergent is a great corporate partner to the children of Lansing," said Kellie Dean, Chairperson of the Lansing Promise. "This is the second $25,000 donation Emergent has given to the Lansing Promise this year!"

"Emergent is a vital part of Lansing's economy and community. We are grateful for their continued commitment and leadership to advance educational opportunities for the youth of our community," said Mayor Bernero.

About Emergent BioSolutions

Emergent BioSolutions is a global specialty biopharmaceutical company seeking to protect and enhance life by offering specialized products to healthcare providers and governments to address medical needs and emerging health threats. Additional information about the company may be found at http://www.emergentbiosolutions.com. Follow us @emergentbiosolu.

About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College, founded in 1957, is the fifth-largest community college in Michigan, serving more than 25,000 students across a six-county area each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor's and master's degrees from five partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit lcc.edu.