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Monday, March 05, 2007

Community Campaign begins

The chairpersons of this year's 'Partners in Progress' Community Campaign are Steve and Becky Sloan. The annual campaign, which is designed to solicit gifts for student scholarships and academic needs on campus, began on Tuesday with a breakfast in the Overman Student Center.

The annual Community Campaign is part of an overall private fund-raising program that last year allowed the PSU Foundation to award nearly $2 million in student scholarship aid.

At the kickoff breakfast, the university honored Judy Westhoff 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 is a civic leader who has rendered outstanding volunteer services. 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.

Westhoff is a dedicated volunteer in the community. She is a recipient of the Spirit of Pittsburg Award, the YMCA Volunteer of the Year Award, and is a 2007 Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce Woman of Distinction.

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

For more information, contact Holly Kent, director of Annual Giving, Ext. 6096, hkent@pittstate.edu.

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