For Immediate Release — March 28, 2005

Contact:

Mary E. McCrank

Media Relations Officer

(585) 245-5516

mccrank@geneseo.edu

SUNY GENESEO TO CELEBRATE ESTABLISHMENT OF PAMELA YORK KLAINER CENTER FOR WOMEN AND BUSINESS

GENESEO, N.Y. — The State University of New York at Geneseo on April 12 will celebrate the establishment of the Pamela York Klainer Center for Women and Business in its Jones School of Business.

Several events are planned for the celebration. They are:

Community members are invited to view the marketing plans submitted by students during the center’s first marketing plan competition. The plans will be on view during a reception from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Fireside Lounge in the MacVittie College Union.

At 5:30 p.m., center officials will announce the winners of the competition and recognize the establishment of the center.

A dinner with invited guests will be held at 6 p.m. Kim Pugliese, director of Kodak Venture Relations, will deliver the keynote talk — "Thriving in Fast Markets — Change Is the Only Guarantee" — at 7 p.m.

The center is made possible by a generous gift from Klainer, a Rochester resident who received her master’s degree in elementary education from Geneseo in 1971. Klainer — the founder of Power and Money, LLC and author of "How Much is Enough?" — donated $125,000 to Geneseo. Of that, $25,000 was earmarked as prize money for a student marketing plan competition. The competition was open to students who had taken specific business and communication courses. The top three student teams, along with a faculty mentor on each team, will receive cash prizes of $12,000, $8,000 and $5,000.

The center’s mission is threefold: to better prepare Geneseo students to be dynamic leaders and citizens through a better understanding of gender issues; to serve as a resource for the Rochester and Livingston County communities; and to earn a national reputation for research on issues related to gender and the workplace.

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