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March 23, 2004

Krannert School grad students clean up for community groups

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – MBA and doctoral students from Purdue University's Krannert School of management will clean up parks and other areas from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday (3/27) in West Lafayette and Lafayette during the Krannert Community Cleanup.

Sponsored by the Management Volunteer Program (MVP), the cleanup will include more than 100 graduate students and Krannert School faculty members doing projects for the West Lafayette and Lafayette parks departments, the Community and Family Resource Center, the Salvation Army, the Community Health Center, and Group Homes for Children.

Amanda Thompson, MVP Krannert Community Cleanup coordinator and first-year MBA student, said, "The importance of participating in service projects in the community is a crucial skill for our future business leaders to acquire while at Purdue.

"Classroom learning is only one part of a well-rounded education. Through the Krannert Community Cleanup, our goal is to provide opportunities for students to learn how they can give back while at the same time begin to value all the community does to support its less fortunate citizens."

CONTACT: Thompson, (765) 404-6775 (cell),

Writer: Mike Lillich, (765) 494-2077,

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096;

Note to journalists: A large group of Krannert School graduate students will be working at Columbian Park Zoo from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday (3/27).

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