Friday, November 9, 2007

NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet

Dr. Robert Jones, Senior Vice President of the University of Minnesota, will be the keynote speaker at the annual Freedom Fund Banquet sponsored by the Rochester Branch NAACP on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007, at 6p.m. at the Radisson Hotel Ballroom. Dr. Jones is responsible for all academic administration and outreach throughout the University system and the state. He has spearheaded efforts to provide better access for international students, developed support systems to help retain students of color, and initiated programs to recruit and retain faculty of color. Betsy Singer and George Thompson will emcee the program with the theme Power Beyond Measure. For tickets at $50 or $500 for a table of 10, contact Rebecca King at 287-0513.

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