Pilgrim’s Pride earmarks funding for Kennesaw State University’s Bagwell College of Education

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Dec. 18‚ 2006) — Honoring its commitment and support of education‚ particularly in…

Georgia (Jan 12, 2007) — Pilgrim’s Pride earmarks funding for Kennesaw State University’s Bagwell College of Education

Stacey Moore

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Contact: Frances Weyand‚ Director of University Relations‚ 770−423−6203 or fweyand@kennesaw.edu

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Dec. 18‚ 2006) — Honoring its commitment and support of education‚ particularly in the communities where their employees live and work‚ Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation‚ the second−largest poultry producer in the country‚ recently gave Kennesaw State University’s Bagwell College of Education a $25‚000 gift.

“We greatly appreciate Kennesaw State University’s commitment to excellence and its dedication to enriching the lives of so many young people in Georgia‚” said Lonnie “Bo” Pilgrim‚ chairman of Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. “Education helps form a strong foundation for success in today’s global marketplace‚ and we are proud of our role in helping to provide continuing educational opportunities.”

The company‚ based in Pittsburg‚ Texas‚ employs approximately 40‚000 people with major operations in Texas‚ Alabama‚ Arkansas‚ Georgia‚ Kentucky‚ Louisiana‚ North Carolina‚ Pennsylvania‚ Tennessee‚ Virginia‚ West Virginia‚ Puerto Rico and Mexico. Pilgrim’s Pride also has local operations in Canton‚ Duluth‚ Gainesville‚ Enterprise and Athens.

“We are pleased to receive this generous gift‚” Yiping Wan‚ dean of the Bagwell College of Education‚ said. “This underscores that the business community truly understands that educating children is a shared responsibility between us all.”

For more information about Pilgrim’s Pride‚ visit www.pilgrimspride.com. Go to www.kennesaw.edu/education to learn more about KSU’s Bagwell College of Education.

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Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third−largest university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new doctorate in education.

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 35,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. A Carnegie-designated doctoral institution, it is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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