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March 4, 2003
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Media Advisory

CBS 2 Sportscaster Jim Hill To Be Master of Ceremonies at
California State University, Dominguez Hills'
Presidential Scholarship & Awards Dinner

Annual Fund-raising Gala Benefits Students

Carson, CA - CBS 2 Sports Director Jim Hill will serve as master of ceremonies for California State University, Dominguez Hills' Fifth Annual Presidential Scholarship & Awards Dinner at The Beverly Hilton on Thursday, April 3. He will be joining President James E. Lyons, Sr., guest presenters and friends of the university to honor student scholars and community supporters and friends. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the hotel located near the intersection of Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards in Beverly Hills.

Hill, a former defensive back for the San Diego Chargers, served as sportscaster with CBS 2 from 1976 through1987, will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the gala scholarship and awards dinner. He rejoined the CBS 2 team in 1992. Considered the top Southern California sportscaster in local newspaper polls, Hill blends his talents as a respected broadcaster and former NFL football player to produce top-rated sports coverage every weeknight. He has received an Emmy for "Best Sports Reporting" from United Press International. Hill has also received awards from the Los Angeles Press Club and the California Associated Press Television and Radio Association.

KJLH Radio Host and CSUDH Alumna Janine Haydel will serve as a special presenter for the awards and scholarships dinner. "The Swing of Things," an energetic group of musicians that specialize in songs from the 1940s, will provide the evening's entertainment.

Cal State Dominguez Hills President James E. Lyons, Sr. views the scholarship dinner as a defining moment in the University's year-round fund-raising efforts. "The academic success of our students is often closely tied to the level of financial support they receive from our corporate and individual givers," Lyons said. "We are fortunate to have such gracious supporters who come out each year to rededicate their resources to our students by providing continued scholarships."

Presidential scholarships are awarded annually for the outstanding academic achievement of graduating high school students and community college transfer students planning to attend CSU Dominguez Hills. Initiated in 1985 as a means of encouraging these students to continue their education and attend CSU Dominguez Hills, the full scholarships contribute to the climate of academic excellence on campus. They also provide the financial support required by many deserving students, not only during their freshman year but also throughout the students' undergraduate education (if they maintain renewal eligibility). The scholarship for community college transfer students is renewable for one additional year.

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