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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

'Partners in Progress' Community Campaign to kick off

The annual Pittsburg State University ‘Partners in Progress’ Community Campaign will kick off Tuesday, March 4, with a breakfast and a message for community businesses that supporting PSU is an investment in the success of the entire area. The kick-off will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom.

This is the 22nd for the Community Campaign, a private fund-raising program that encourages Pittsburg area businesses to make financial contributions for student scholarships and academic needs at PSU.

Last year, the campaign contributed to the PSU Foundation’s ability to award nearly $2 million in student scholarship aid. The campaign will run this year through March 14.

The chairpersons of this year’s campaign are Kevin and Frances Mitchelson of Wheeler and Mitchelson, Chartered in Pittsburg.

“I hope other business leaders will join us and support the university’s Community Campaign,” Kevin Mitchelson said. “PSU is a significant part of our local and regional economy, and a strong university ensures a strong business community. We need one another to thrive.”

At Tuesday’s breakfast, the university will honor Harvey and Sharon Dean with the Rex Crowley Outstanding Partner in Progress Award. The award is presented to civic leaders in the Pittsburg community who have been outstanding partners with the university. 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.

The Deans, owners of PITSCO, are lifetime members of the President’s Club, charter members of the Heritage Society, and members of the Crimson and Gold Society, the Centennial Society and the Friends of the Veterans Memorial.

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 on their windows. Donors also receive public recognition through campaign materials.

For more information, contact Holly Kent, director of Annual Giving, at 620-235-6096, or at

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