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Contact: Mike Laffin,
412-268-3486

For immediate release:
June 13, 2002

Carnegie Mellon Business School's "I Have a Dream Program" Comes to an End "Dreamers" and volunteers scheduled to celebrate

EVENT: Nine years ago, 95 fourth-graders at the Fort Pitt Elementary School in Garfield, Pa., were offered a deal: graduate from high school and get a scholarship for college. Since then, more than 500 MBA students, faculty and staff at Carnegie Mellon's business school have mentored, tutored, advised and supported the Fort Pitt students.

This year, 64 of the original 95 will graduate from high school or have a GED. Thirty-five of those students are headed to college or professional school. To celebrate this success, the "dreamers," financial supporters and Carnegie Mellon business school faculty, staff and students will honor the dreamers at a banquet.

WHEN: Thursday, June 20, 2002 from 6 -10 p.m.

WHERE: Ramada Plaza Suites & Conference Center, 1 Bigelow Square, Downtown.

For more information, contact Mike Laffin, Media Relations, Carnegie Mellon, 412-268-3486

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