FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

JUNE 8, 2000

Contact Karen Sanborn

734.487.4400

karen.sanborn@emich.edu

EMU's COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY HONORS LABATZKY

YPSILANTI - Allison Labatzky, a 1998 Saline High School Graduate, was one of eight students honored by the College of Technology at Eastern Michigan University for outstanding academic achievement. Labatzky received the Rhona Gayleard Scholarship during a special banquet at the Ypsilanti Marriot at Eagle Crest.

This award recognizes academic excellence among future high school business and marketing teachers. Labatzky's program of study at EMU explores entrepreneurial values and behavior, and the understanding of our free enterprise system in the global economy.

Recipients of these awards are recognized by the College of Technology for being at the top of their class. They have excelled in mastering the skills necessary to succeed in their fields.

Founded in 1849, Eastern Michigan University is the fifth largest university in Michigan with 23,000 students, offering nearly 200 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral fields of study in arts and sciences, business, education, health and human services, and technology. Founded as the state's first institution for teacher training, EMU remains the country's largest producer of K-12 educational personnel.

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