FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

JUNE 8, 2000

Contact Karen Sanborn

734.487.4400

karen.sanborn@emich.edu

EMU's COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY HONORS SIMMONS

YPSILANTI - Detroit resident Dikea Simmons was one of eight students honored by the College of Technology at Eastern Michigan University for outstanding academic achievement. Dikea Simmons of Detroit received the Michigan Business Education Association Award for Outstanding Student Teacher during a special banquet at the Ypsilanti Marriot at Eagle Crest.

A 1994 graduate of Cass Technical High School, Detroit, Simmons is completing her student teaching with South East High School, Detroit, business students. She was chosen for this award from a field of very deserving future teachers at EMU.

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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