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2003 Terry O'Banion Student Technology Awards

The League for Innovation in the Community College and Platinum Partner Microsoft Corporation are pleased to announce the selection of Sean Dennis, Inver Hills Community College (MN), and Andria Travis, York County Technical College (ME), as the 2003 Terry O'Banion Student Technology Champions. Danny Hall, Edison Community College (OH) has been named recipient of a special third award in recognition of the League's 35th anniversary. Microsoft sponsors the Terry O'Banion Student Technology Champions awards annually in honor of Terry O'Banion, Senior League Fellow and President Emeriti of the League.

The students selected for this year's awards demonstrated a special talent and interest in a career in technology and a need for financial assistance in meeting their career goals. "Sean's passion, energy, and scholarship make him the outstanding candidate for this annual award," said Microsoft's Diana Carew, Manager, Workforce Development and Community College Relations. "Andria's skills and commitment are desperately needed in the workforce today, and it is our hope that the honorarium will help her continue her studies and achieve her degree and career goals." Danny's outstanding commitment to education and his tenacious spirit, combined with overcoming adversity, his personal achievement, and his passion for technology are inspirational.

The winning students are designated as Student Technology Champion (Travis), Student Developer Champion (Dennis), and League 35th Anniversary Student Technology Champion (Hall). The winning students each receive $5,000 plus a variety of software products from Microsoft. The winning letters of nomination were read during the League's recent Innovations 2003 conference in Phoenix, and Microsoft will produce a video of this year's winners to show at the 2003 Conference on Information Technology, October 19-22 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Announcements of the winning scholars will be made on Microsoft's website.

About the League for Innovation in the Community College

The League for Innovation in the Community College is an international organization dedicated to catalyzing the community college movement. Nineteen CEOs from some of the most influential, resourceful, and dynamic community colleges and districts in the world comprise the League's board of directors, and more than 750 institutions from 10 different countries are members. In addition, the League partners with more than 100 leading corporations, and works with a host of other nonprofit foundations and government agencies. With this innovative core of directors, members, partners, and collaborators, the League hosts conferences and institutes, develops Web resources, conducts research, produces publications, provides services, and leads projects and initiatives in a continuing effort to make a positive difference for students and communities. For more information on the League's award-winning programs, publications, and services, visit www.league.org.

Greg Luce
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