ALBUQUERQUE, NM, September 25, 2008 — On October 1, 2008, New Mexico State Senator Steve Komadina will address current and prospective University of Phoenix Albuquerque students on the importance of pursuing higher education in today's tumultuous economic times. Attendees will benefit from Senator Komadina's knowledge and experience in the political, civic and medical fields as well as his world-renowned speaking abilities.

A state senator since 2000, an obstetrician since 1970, and an active community leader and volunteer, Senator Komadina has fought for legislation to bring more doctors to New Mexico and co-sponsored bills to eliminate gross receipts tax on food and doctors visits. Senator Komadina can also be credited for securing vital funding for flood control in Rio Rancho, raising funds for civic projects, buying new police vehicles, ambulances and fire trucks as well as spearheading efforts for local road improvement.

University of Phoenix staff will be in attendance during this special event to offer tours of the new campus facility and information regarding the University's alternative outlets for higher education. Guests will enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.

Wednesday, October 1 | 6pm – 8pm

WHERE: University of Phoenix, Albuquerque Campus | 5700 Pasadena NE | (505) 821-4800


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. As of August 31, 2008, 362,100 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.


Wendy Paul