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Monday, February 27, 2006

PSU prepares for Partners in Progress campaign

Pittsburg State University’s 2006 Community Campaign will kick off with a breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, March 6, in the Overman Student Center on the PSU campus. The chairpersons of this year’s campaign, “Partners in Progress,” are Melissa Cedeno from Steffen Michael’s Floral and Dennis Crain of American Concrete, Co.

The Community Campaign is an annual program designed to solicit gifts for student scholarships and academic needs on campus, and is part of an overall private fund-raising program that last year raised more than $11 million to support the university. The money raised helped the Pittsburg State University Foundation award more than $1.7 million in scholarship aid to students last year.

During the kickoff breakfast, the university will recognize Barbara and Ron Rhodes with the “Rex Crowley Outstanding Partner in Progress Award.” That award is presented to a member of the Pittsburg community who has been an outstanding partner with the university. The recipient selected will be a civic leader who has rendered outstanding service to both Pittsburg State and the local community through professional and volunteer activities. The award is named in honor of Rex Crowley, whose career as both a local banker and as a fund-raising volunteer for PSU is well known in the community.

During the Partners in Progress Campaign, university development officers will make personal visits to businesses and professionals. Businesses that make gifts to the campaign will be identified by campaign emblems in their windows. Donors will also receive public recognition through campaign materials and the media.

Businesses interested in making a tax-deductible gift have until June 30 to be included in this year’s campaign. For more information, contact the Office of University Development at 620-235-4768.

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