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PHONE: (313) 593-5644
DATE: May 21, 2002


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UM-Dearborn School of Management to host 'Celebration of Success' endowment event

DEARBORN---University of Michigan-Dearborn School of Management alumni are revving up for "Celebration of Success," a faculty endowment fund-raiser to be held Sept. 6 at the Ritz-Carlton in Dearborn.

The School of Management's emeriti faculty will be the event's guests of honor, in recognition for laying the foundation for the success of the school.

Several alumni and business leaders are helping the School of Management secure underwriting and support for the endowment. Michael Porter, vice president of communications at DTE Energy, was instrumental in DTE Foundation and company donations totaling $50,000 aimed at helping the School of Management with its endowment and promotional efforts.

"The School of Management has been making great strides to be the best regional business school in the nation," Porter said. "My involvement is just another way to give back to my alma mater, where I received an excellent education and career start. And it's gratifying to see the school achieve so many of its goals and more completely fulfill its mission."

The event will include dinner, dancing, a raffle and a silent auction. The raffle prize is a two-year lease on a 2003 Mustang V6 convertible, donated by Ford Motor Company. The winner will be able to select the exterior and interior colors at the time the vehicle is ordered. Raffle tickets are $50. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold; the winner need not be present to win.

The silent auction will include items like a seven-day Celebrity Caribbean cruise for two, including airfare, provided by Auto Club Group.

Individual event tickets are $250, or $1,800 per table of eight. For more information about purchasing raffle and event tickets, tables and sponsorships, call (313) 593-5248, or visit Orders may be placed by check to UM-Dearborn School of Management. Please call to place credit card orders.

Established in 1959, the School of Management now has about 6,000 alumni, most of whom live and work in southeastern Michigan. In August 2001, U.S. News & World Report ranked the School of Management's undergraduate programs in the top 10 percent nationwide and in the top 1 percent of regional campuses in the nation. The School of Management offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including the webMBA, and offers continuing executive education programs through the Center for Emerging Business Issues.

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