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University of Phoenix Supports Local Alumni in Second Annual Homecoming Event

Local Networking, Community Relations and Scholarships

MINNEAPOLIS, September 15, 2009

WHAT:

Come home to your local University of Phoenix campus and reconnect with the alumni in the Minneapolis area, while helping make a difference in your local community.

Homecoming 2009 is an opportunity for alumni across the country to come together for a fun gathering to reconnect with fellow classmates and network with their peers. It's also a chance to see old friends and make new ones. This year's activities focus on reaching out to inspire and help others achieve success.

The free event includes refreshments, vendors providing special discounts to alumni, an alumnus speaker and a networking event.

Graduates will also have the opportunity to bring a guest and "pay forward" their success to individuals whose lives could be improved through higher education by nominating them for the University's Paying it Forward® scholarship. The University will award 30 recipients with full-tuition scholarships to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Scholarship recipients can reside anywhere in the world and attend classes online or at one of the University's ground campuses. For more information or to download a Paying It Forward application, please visit the Paying It Forward Web site.

WHEN:

Wednesday, September 23, 2009
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

WHERE:

University of Phoenix, Minneapolis / St. Paul campus
435 Ford Road, Suite 1000
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

WHY:

University of Phoenix’s Alumni Association is committed to providing its 475,000 alumni nationwide with the resources and tools to stay connected with each other and promote lifelong learning. The University’s alumni Web site (www.phoenixalumni.com) allows graduates to search for jobs, explore scholarships, find mentors, learn about volunteer opportunities and enjoy money-saving discounts on a variety of products and services.

WHO:

University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help students balance education and life in a rapidly changing world. Through flexible schedules, challenging courses and interactive learning, students achieve personal and career aspirations without putting their lives on hold. During the quarter ending May 31, 2009, 420,700 students were enrolled at University of Phoenix, the largest private university in North America. University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world.

Contact

Tia Krultz, Cramer Krasselt for UOPX
312.616.2589
tkrultz@C-K.com

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