Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Want to go to Africa next summer -- for free? Check out the informational meeting 4 p.m. Friday....and APPLY...

*The Reggie Simmons Memorial Award -- Informational Session*
Come meet last year's recipients and learn about their experience in Africa
Friday, November 14
4 p.m.
Park Auditorium

One of our alumni has set up a memorial fund that will sponsor two Ithaca College students each year to participate in Operation Crossroads Africa (OCA). OCA is America’s premier cross-cultural exchange program designed to promote understanding Africa and its culture.

The Reggie Simmons Memorial Award will recognize the extraordinary accomplishments and contributions of Reginald Leigh Simmons, Ph.D.
Simmons ’75 devoted his life to the people of Africa and this memorial award will provide the opportunity for two students with majors in the Park School of Communications or politics to follow in Simmons' footsteps. Graduating seniors are not eligible.

The 2009 program runs June 15-August 10. Projects are scheduled in Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Nigeria, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and more.

For application info, visit:

*Deadline for applications is Monday, December 1, 2008.*

For more information on the Operations Crossroads Africa, visit:

Students interested in applying for the award are encouraged (but not required) to attend the information session.


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