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Samuel Merritt College Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Samuel Merritt College

MEDIA ADVISORY
January 25, 2009

ATTENTION: Higher education and health science writers, reporters, photographers and editors

Samuel Merritt College Celebrates 100th Anniversary

WHAT

Samuel Merritt College's Founder's Day event kicks off a yearlong celebration of its centennial. A major announcement, marking the beginning of a new era for the institution, will be made during the program.

WHEN

January 26, Monday, the program begins at 5:00 p.m. followed by a special announcement. The program will end at 7:00 p.m.

WHERE

Samuel Merritt College, Fontaine Auditorium at the Health Education Center, 400 Hawthorne Street, Oakland.

WHO

Samuel Merritt College faculty, staff, students, Board of Regents, government leaders, and community members will be at the event. Susan Adams, PhD, RN, NP, is a Marin County Supervisor and will give the keynote address, Transforming Lives, Transforming Communities.

DETAILS

Samuel Merritt College Media Relations staff, Elizabeth Valente, will be available to assist in obtaining interviews and photo shots. The event will feature SMC community members dressed in regalia gown, cap, tassel, and degree color hoods. Framed proclamations and recognition letters from state, city and government leaders will be on display as well as historical photographs.

BACKGROUND

Samuel Merritt College, located next to Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, enrolls nearly 1,300 students in undergraduate and graduate programs including nursing, occupational therapy and physician assistant, as well as doctoral programs in physical therapy and podiatric medicine. For more information visit www.samuelmerritt.edu.

CONTACT

Elizabeth Valente, Associate Director of Media Relations
510.725.7980 cell
evalente@samuelmerritt.edu