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Kalamazoo Promise is next topic in Keystone Series

Jan. 18, 2008

KALAMAZOO--The first 2008 presentation in the Keystone Community Bank Breakfast Series will address the Kalamazoo Promise on Friday, Jan. 25, at Western Michigan University.

Robert Jorth, executive administrator of the Kalamazoo Promise will speak at 8 a.m. in the Dean's Conference Room of Schneider Hall, home of the Haworth College of Business. A complimentary breakfast will be served beginning at 7:30 a.m. Jorth's presentation is titled "The Kalamazoo Promise--Where We Started and Where We Are."

As executive administrator of the Promise, Jorth has established all of the processes and procedures for the implementation of this groundbreaking nationally recognized scholarship program. He was formerly employed as a quality assurance professional in the aerospace industry for nearly 20 years and also has 10 years of experience as an independent database developer.

Jorth has played an active role in the community as a leader in the creation of a grass roots community-organizing group, Interfaith Strategies for Advocacy and Action in the Community, known as ISAAC. He also served as the regional commissioner for youth soccer in Kalamazoo for three years and earned his master's in public administration from WMU.

The Keystone Community Bank Breakfast Speaker Series is sponsored by Keystone Community Bank. The series provides an opportunity for the local community to hear prominent business leaders, WMU faculty, alumni, and friends of the Haworth College of Business discuss current business issues and corporate strategies as well as key information regarding the continuing progress of the business college.

The presentation is free and open to the public. Reservations are required and may be made by calling the dean's office at (269) 387-5050 or writing to Nicole Lockwood at nicole.lockwood@wmich.edu. Parking will be available in the nearby Fetzer Center parking lot.

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, (269) 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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