DeVry University's Keller Graduate School of Management Announces 2004 National Award Winners -Twelve Students Selected From More Than 2,700 Graduates Nationwide to Receive

Prestigious Awards-

    OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- DeVry University's Keller
 Graduate School of Management, one of the largest part-time graduate schools
 in the country, announced the recipients of six prestigious national academic
 awards for 2004.
     "These graduates, through hard work and determination, have gone the extra
 mile to earn these awards," said Cecil Horst, dean of Keller Graduate School
 of Management.  "We are incredibly proud of this year's award winners and
 can't wait to see them prosper in the years ahead."
      * George P. Doherty Award- Barbara Willis Brown of Lithonia, Ga., earned
        the award for the outstanding graduate who best represents the
        qualities of leadership, strength of character and pursuit of
        excellence.  Brown, a 2003 graduate who attended the center in Duluth,
        Ga., completed her master of business administration degree with
        distinction, also earning a concentration and a certificate in human
        resources management.
      * Kagan-Rollhaus Award- This award was earned by Jennifer Bode of
        Grasonville, Md., and her project partner for developing the most
        outstanding business plan of the year.  Bode is a February 2004
        graduate who attended the McLean, Va., center.
      * Lee Hecht Harrison Human Resource Management Capstone Award- This award
        recognizes the human resource management plan that best demonstrates
        the ability to integrate various dimensions in the human resource
        function to meet an organization's strategic goals and objectives.  The
        2003-2004 award recipients are Jennifer Froman of Elk Grove, Ill., and
        Kelly Hassman of Hoffman Estates, Ill.  Froman attended the Schaumburg,
        Ill., center and graduated with distinction, earning her master of
        human resource management degree in February 2004.  Hassman completed
        her master of human resource management degree at the Schaumburg center
        in June 2004.
      * Exelon Project Management Capstone Award- This award recognizes the
        comprehensive plan that applies project management tools and techniques
        to situations representative of those in the workplace.  The 2003-2004
        award winners are Elizabeth Saltmarsh of Carol Stream, Ill., and Ramses
        Banda from Lisle, Ill.  Saltmarsh completed her master of project
        management degree through DeVry University Online in June 2003,
        graduating with distinction.  Banda graduated with his master of
        project management in October 2003 after attending the center in
        Naperville, Ill.
      * Sprint Telecommunications Management Capstone Award- This award
        recognizes the comprehensive plan that best applies technical and
        management skills to implement a telecommunications solution
        representative of a real work situation to meet a strategic business
        goal.  The 2003-2004 recipients, all February 2004 master of
        telecommunications management graduates, are Joseph Bartley of Winter
        Springs, Fla., Lynn Terpening of Mesa, Ariz., and Colin Mapp of
        Piscataway, N.J.  Mapp obtained his degree through DeVry University
        Online, while Bartley attended the center in Orlando, Fla., and
        Terpening attended the center in Mesa, Ariz.
      * Gateway Information Systems Management Capstone Award- This award is
        recognizes the comprehensive plan that best integrates various
        dimensions of the information systems management function.  The 2003-
        2004 recipients, both February 2004 graduates of the master of
        information systems management degree program, are Salvador Bayron, Jr.
        of Elgin, Ill., and Nero Harding of Lithonia, Ga.  Bayron attended the
        Schaumburg, Ill., center.  Harding attended the center in Decatur, Ga.
     "This year's award winners are a perfect example of what Keller Graduate
 School students can accomplish with their rigorous educations," said Horst.
 "These graduates are prepared to succeed in the global knowledge economy in
 which real-world experience is a strong asset."
     As one of the largest part-time graduate school in the U.S., DeVry
 University's Keller Graduate School of Management serves approximately 9,000
 of the university's 49,000 students annually in the school's practitioner-
 oriented business and management master's degree programs.  DeVry University
 offers master's, bachelor's and associate degree programs in business and
 management in 69 locations that are in 20 states and Canada, as well as
 through DeVry University Online.  DeVry University is based in Oakbrook
 Terrace, Ill.  For more information, visit .

SOURCE Keller Graduate School of Management

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