Carnegie Mellon Press Release: December 2, 2003
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Michael B. Laffin

For immediate release:
December 2, 2003

Scores of Carnegie Mellon Graduate Business Students Volunteer Throughout City of Pittsburgh During First Semiannual "Business to Community Day"

PITTSBURGH—This Friday, Dec. 5, approximately 125 Carnegie Mellon graduate business students will volunteer throughout Pittsburgh during the business school's first "Business to Community Day." Students, joined by administration and friends, will prepare meals, mentor high school students, wrap holiday presents and spend time with the elderly during the all-day, city-wide event.

"Students in our program have a great appreciation for community service, and we are enthusiastic about getting involved in the Pittsburgh community," said Sujal Shah, MBA student government vice president of community outreach. "Many of us have volunteered before and want to create a spirit of community service within the business school. We also wanted to develop a program that would be easy to sustain for years to come. Although we coordinate other activities, we plan to organize two Business to Community events each academic year."

Starting early in the morning and going late into the day, volunteers will join efforts at the Greater Pittsburgh Area Food Bank, East End Cooperative Ministry (Meals on Wheels, soup kitchen, food pantry, Orr Compassionate Care Center, Bridge House, Safe Haven), Carnegie Library, City High School, Council Care, Carnegie Museum, Carnegie Science Center, Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh Clean Ways, Race for the Cure and Pittsburgh Cares.

The Carnegie Mellon business school is one of the world's highest-rated graduate business programs, owing its success to a focus on innovation throughout all aspects of its program. The hallmark of the Carnegie Mellon MBA is an analytic approach to global business management. Founded in 1949, Carnegie Mellon's business school pioneered management science and developed a reputation for making an impact through analytical decision-making and creating new ways to transfer knowledge. The school's groundbreaking research, particularly in corporate finance, production operations and organizational behavior, continues to serve as the basis for many business and academic models. For more information, please visit


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