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Rick Perry’s Education Background

Rick Perry Headshot with American FlagRick Perry has been the Governor of Texas since George W. Bush resigned in 2000 to become the president of the USA. Perry has been re-elected to the position three times since then, making him the longest-running current U.S. governor. He is currently a candidate for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. EDUinReview will now take a look at his education background.

Perry was born on March 4, 1950, in Paint Creek, Texas. His parents are Amelia and Joseph Perry. Perry first heard his calling to become involved in politics when he was 11-years old and his father took him to the funeral of U.S. Representative Sam Rayburn. As a youth, Perry was involved in the Boy Scouts of America and became an Eagle Scout. He graduated from Paint Creek High School in 1968, and then moved to College Station to attend Texas A&M University. He graduated with a 2.5 GPA and a bachelor’s degree in animal science in 1972.

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Three Universities Receive Grants to Fight Bed Bugs

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is doing its share to combat bed bugs. The government agency announced on Thursday that it is giving $550,000 in grants to five organizations, three of which are universities. The EPA hopes these grants will create innovative methods in bed-bug pest control.

These grants will be used to serve immigrant, low-income and minority neighborhoods where bed-bug infestations are most prevalent.

“Low-income communities suffer disproportionately higher bed bug infestation rates,” Rutgers University entomologist Changlu Wang wrote in his grant proposal. “Unfortunately, low-income communities lack the necessary resources and knowledge to cope with rapidly expanding bed bug infestation.”

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