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July 22, 2005
Contact: Jill Simpson, Kansas Alumni Association, (800) 584-2957.

KU alumni plan welcome for new freshmen from Austin area July 30


LAWRENCE -- Recent area high school and community college graduates planning to attend the University of Kansas this fall will be welcomed to the KU family by the Kansas Alumni Association at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at the home of Brad Korell, KU chapter leader, 1011 Brodie St. Unit #31, Austin.

The Alumni Association is coordinating the sendoff event with Austin members to provide new freshmen and their parents an opportunity not only to meet one another but also to meet other KU students and alumni in the area.

Current KU students will offer to share their freshman experiences and will serve as mentors when the new freshmen arrive on campus about Aug. 14 for orientation and fall enrollment activities. KU's fall term begins Aug. 18.

Kansas Alumni Association representatives attending include Jill Simpson, director of national chapter development, and Heath Peterson, director of Kansas chapter development.

For more information or to make reservations, contact Jill Simpson at (800) 584-2957.

KU has been rated in the top 50 public national universities in academic reputation, according to U.S. News' "America's Best Colleges" issue for 2004. A comprehensive educational and research institution, KU enrolls about 29,000 students, including more than 4,000 freshmen. The main campus is in Lawrence, a city of about 80,000 in northeastern Kansas. Other campuses include the Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.; the Edwards Campus in Overland Park; and a clinical campus of the School of Medicine in Wichita.

Area KU freshmen invited to attend are listed below by their hometowns and zip codes.

Connaway Ariel Austin 78746
Krumholz Lauren Austin 78731
Pelzer Sean Austin 78717
Pudliner Meghan Austin 78741
Shapiro Whitney Austin 78746
Strand Monika Austin 78746
Wells Jessica Austin 78748
Wright Zachary Cedar Park 78613
Darner Sarah Lockhart 78644
Rayton Tasia Round Rock 78664

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