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10-14-2010

Clarkson University NSBE Chapter to Hold Walk for Education Nov. 6

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) chapter at Clarkson University will hold its annual A Walk for Education (AWFE) event on Saturday, November 6.

NSBE holds this annual event in support of educational opportunities. Any group, organization, professional fraternity or sorority, person(s) or families who believe access to higher education should be open to everyone, are welcome to walk with NSBE and participate in AWFE.

The walk will begin at Clarkson’s Cheel Campus Center at 10:30 a.m. and continue throughout the Potsdam community, passing the Clarkson Inn, downtown Snell Hall, north on Leroy Street, west on Cottage Street, and then to Sandstone Drive and back to campus.

The walk’s participants return to Clarkson’s new Student Center at noon to kick off the festivities of the World in Potsdam Diversity Festival, a celebration of the village’s diverse cultural heritage.

People participating in the walk are encouraged to wear group or society apparel and may also bring placards showing their support of educational opportunities.

In the weeks prior to the walk, NSBE is conducting a fundraiser where a portion of the funds will go to an organization or society whose vision is to foster growing minds and also supports educational opportunities. Last year, a portion of the proceeds went toward Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

This year the walk will help the D’AMUGE Fund, a Clarkson student organization. The fund provides students in Benin, a West African country, with school supplies at a lower cost.

Donations are being collected on campus or can be given to any member of NSBE. For more information, contact Muhammed Yusuf at yusuf@clarkson.edu or nsbe.cu.programs@gmail.com , or call 347-844-1947.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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