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Director of Communications
AT&T Camp Infinity Kick-Off!
Summer Camp Encourages Young Women to Enter Careers in Science and Technology
Representatives from AT&T, Loyola University Chicago and the College of DuPage will officially kick-off “AT&T Camp Infinity: Young Women in Science and Technology = Endless Possibilities,” a summer camp that gives young women hands-on experience in the fields of science and technology and encourages them to pursue careers in those fields.
This is the third year AT&T will underwrite this innovative camp for Loyola University, and the second year for College of DuPage. On Wednesday, AT&T Vice President Jill Billhorn will present leaders from each school with a $35,000 donation to administer the camps. Approximately 100 young women, aged 15 to 17 years old from Chicago and suburban high schools, are expected to participate in the weeklong summer day camp that includes mentoring by prominent women in the technology field and projects focused on computers, web design, systems planning and computer communications. Two sessions will be held at Loyola and College of DuPage: July 25th through July 29th and August 1st through August 5th.
AT&T has a long history of support for education, particularly in the area of helping families, schools and communities use technology effectively to enhance teaching and learning. The College of DuPage is the largest single campus community college in the United States and has graduated over a half million students. Loyola University Chicago, ranked as one of the “best value” colleges in the country is a dynamic, entrepreneurial institution with a strong vision for the 21st century.
Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 2:00 pm
Loyola University Chicago
25 East Pearson, Technology Labs – 7th Floor
Dr. Pete Facione, Provost, Loyola University Chicago
Ms. Jill Billhorn, Vice President, AT&T
Dr. Sunil Chand, President College of DuPage
About Loyola University Chicago
Committed to preparing people to lead extraordinary lives, Loyola University Chicago was founded in 1870 and is among the largest of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Loyola has a total enrollment of more than 15,000 students, which includes 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 foreign countries. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. Loyola also serves as the U.S. host university to the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies in Beijing, China. Loyola’s nine schools and colleges include arts and sciences, business administration, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, professional studies, and social work. Loyola offers 69 undergraduate majors, 77 master’s degrees, 36 doctoral degrees, and three professional degree programs. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the “top national universities” in its annual publications. For more information, please visit our web site at www.luc.edu.
For more than 125 years, AT&T (NYSE “T”) has been known for unparalleled quality and reliability in communications. Backed by the research and development capabilities of AT&T Labs, the company is a global leader in local, long distance, Internet and transaction-based voice and data services.
About College of DuPage
College of DuPage is the comprehensive community college for Illinois Community College District 502, located 35 miles west of downtown Chicago in the village of Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Since its founding in 1967, the college has graduated more than half a million students, making the College of DuPage the largest single campus community college in the United States.