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Feb. 21, 2003
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Media Advisory

Cal State Dominguez Hills President, Dr. James E. Lyons, Sr.
To Deliver Keynote Address for Black History Month at Raytheon

African American Heroes: Past, Present, and Future

CARSON, Calif. - Dr. James E. Lyons Sr., president, California State University, Dominguez Hills, will deliver the keynote address at a Black History Month luncheon for the Black Employees Network (RAYBEN) of Raytheon Systems Company on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 11:45 a.m. The luncheon will be held at Raytheon's Company Event Center, 2000 E. El Segundo Blvd., El Segundo.

WHO: Dr. James E. Lyons, Sr., President, California State University, Dominguez Hills

WHAT: Keynote address for Raytheon's Black History Month Celebration

WHERE: Raytheon Systems Company, Company Event Center, 2000 E. El Segundo Blvd.

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 25, 11:45 a.m.

Cal State Dominguez Hills President, Dr. James E. Lyons, Sr., will speak on the topic: "Synergy Between The Campus and Community." The element of connectivity between community and university serves as a driving force behind President Lyons' mission for CSUDH. He commented on his philosophy of the interrelationship between Cal State Dominguez Hills and its surrounding community. "The university must function as a "communiversity" with vital links to our host city of Carson, and the broader South Bay/South Los Angeles communities that we primarily serve."

Lyons added, "For many people, 'opportunity' is just a word and the chance to obtain an education is for somebody else. Just as education opened its doors to me and enabled me to grow, you and I can do no less for the children of today. How they grow, and the opportunities we open to them, is how you and I, the CSU System and CSU Dominguez Hills, will be remembered."

RAYBEN is one of many employee networks formally organized and officially recognized networking communities within Raytheon. These communities provide employees with common interests and a way to share knowledge and experience. Raytheon's employee networks share a strategic business relationship with their parent company.

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