Sunday, April 08, 2007

Imagine Africa....and making a difference in the world....

Reggie Simmons, an IC alum, dedicated his life to helping the people of Africa improve theirs.
In his honor, former classmate and Disney CEO Bob Iger has established the Reggie Simmons Memorial Award, which each year will send two students to participate in a program with which Simmons worked for many years: Operation Crossroads Africa (OCA). OCA is America's premier cross-cultural exchange program designed to promote understanding of Africa and its culture.

This year's award winners are Krystal Maughan '08 BFA Major and Michelle Diemer '08, OCLD (CMD) major .

The awards will be presented at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Park 220, at a very special awards ceremony and reception that will will feature the director of Operation Crossroads Africa, talking about the program and the extraordinary opportunities it offers students to do service work in Africa.

Reggie Simmons' family also will be on campus to attend this important event.

Please join us. Enjoy the company, feast on great food, and find out about the award (maybe you will be next year's recipient?), about this year's winners, about Reggie Simmons, and about Africa.

I look forward to seeing you there.


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