UNCF President Dr. Michael L. Lomax to speak at National Press Club on March 25

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Michael L. Lomax, President of the United Negro College Fund, will speak at a National Press Club Speakers Luncheon on March 25.

For 70 years, UNCF has worked to help young African-Americans attain their college degrees. Dr. Lomax serves as president and CEO of UNCF, the nation's largest private provider of scholarships and other educational support to African-American students and a leading advocate of college readiness. At UNCF's helm, Lomax oversees the organization's 400 scholarship programs, which award 10,000 scholarships a year worth more than $100 million.

The Press Club luncheon will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m.  Remarks will begin at 1:00 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by going to the following link. The cost of luncheon admission is $22 for National Press Club members, $21 for students with ID and $36 non-members. Tickets must be purchased at time of reservation.

National Press Club Luncheons are webcast live on press.org.  Follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #NPCLunch, or on Facebook at (facebook.com/PressClubDC) and Twitter (@PressClubDC). Submit questions for speakers in advance and during the live event by sending them to @NPCLunch on Twitter.  Or email a question in advance, type Michael Lomax in the subject line and send to president@press.org before 10 a.m. on the day of event.

The Press Club is on the 13th floor, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. Credentialed press may cover this event with ID.

About the National Press Club

The National Press Club is the world's leading professional organization for journalists with more than 3,300 members worldwide representing every major news organization. More than 250,000 people visit the Club each year to attend more than 2,000 events. The Club was founded in 1908 and is on the web at press.org.

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Melinda Cooke: 202- 662-7516 or mcooke@press.org

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