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April 28, 2004
DH-04 TK 034
Contact: Thomas Knox
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Media Advisory

Ossur North America to Receive
CSUDH Friend of Education Award
During 6th Annual President’s Scholarship Dinner

Actress and former TV talk-show host Rolonda Watts to serve as Mistress of Ceremonies

CARSON, Calif. – Ossur North America, producers of prostheses used throughout the world, will receive the prestigious Katherine B. Loker Friend of Education award during the 6th Annual President’s Dinner benefiting scholarships for students at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH). The dinner will be held Friday, April 30, in the International Ballroom of the Hilton Long Beach, 701 West Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

WHO: Rolonda Watts, former talk show host and former network correspondent

WHAT: 6th Annual President’s Dinner - Benefiting Scholarships

WHERE: Hilton Long Beach, 701 West Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach

WHEN: Friday, April 30, 6:30 p.m.

“As we approach the end of the academic year, we recognize the achievements of our top scholars, many of whom have been able to attend Cal State Dominguez Hills because of the generosity of companies and individuals in the area who have supported the President's Dinner for Scholarships in the past,” said James E. Lyons, Sr., president of CSUDH. “With fees increasing for our students, we count on continuing scholarship dollars from this 6th Annual President's Dinner.”

Presidential scholarships are awarded annually for the outstanding academic achievements of graduating high school students and community college transfer students planning to attend CSU Dominguez Hills.

Tickets for the President’s Dinner are $250 per person or $2,500 per table. The evening’s activities begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the dinner at 7:30 p.m. and dancing at 9:00 p.m. Dance music is being provided by, “A Touch Of Memories,” which includes a disc jockey. The CSU Dominguez Hills University Jazz Ensemble will also be performing. Valet and self-parking is available at $9 and $5 respectively.

For more information, call the university’s Office of Ceremonies & Events at (310) 243-2666 or e-mail

The President’s Dinner Sponsor List

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, Tactical Systems Division Gold
The Carson Companies
CSUDH Alumni Association, Inc.
Nissan North America
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

AEG/The Home Depot Center
The Boeing Company
The Home Depot USA
Katherine B. Loker
Kinder Morgan Foundation
Edison International
Watson Land Company Bronze
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
CNN News Group
Cormier Chevrolet
CSUDH College of Arts and Sciences
CSUDH Foundation
CSUDH Office of the President
CSUDH School of Education
Ken Putnam
Gil & Shirley Smith
SouthBay Pavilion at Carson
South Bay Workforce Investment Board
Tishman Construction Corporation of California
R & M Veady, Inc.

Alpert and Alpert Iron and Metal, Inc.
CSUDH Division of Academic Affairs
CSUDH Division of Administration & Finance
CSUDH Division of Extended Education
CSUDH Division of Student Affairs
CSUDH School of Business and Public Administration
CSUDH School of Health
CSUDH University Library
See’s Candies, Inc.
Kathleen O’D Walton

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