People to People Ambassador Programs Awarded International Peace Prize June 22, 2006; Spokane-Based Organization Receives Prestigious Award in Italy.
SPOKANE, Wash. -- Ambassadors Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:EPAX):
WHAT: For the first time ever, the prestigious Cavaliere per las Pace (Knight of Peace) award is being presented to an organization rather than an individual. People to People Ambassador Programs, headquartered in Spokane, Washington, USA, was presented with the award in Assisi, Italy on June 22, 2006. Mary Jean Eisenhower, granddaughter of People to People founder President Dwight D. Eisenhower and CEO of People to People International, traveled to Assisi to accept the esteemed award. Mother Teresa, Mikhail Gorbachev and Pope John Paul II are previous recipients of the Knight of Peace award, considered one of the most important titles for the curriculum vitae of the Nobel Prize. WHO: People to People Ambassador Programs, in partnership with Full On Europe in Assisi, provides educational and cultural experiences for American students, promoting world peace through communication, involvement and understanding. VISUALS: Mary Eisenhower receiving award. Student Ambassadors with Mary Eisenhower in Italy STATEMENTS: Full On Europe Managing Director Graeme Badland announced "I am honored and delighted to be associated with an organization like People to People and pleased that this recognition comes during their 50th anniversary year." President George W. Bush, current honorary chairman of People to People International, asserts, "Our nation counts on young Americans to be our youth ambassadors of goodwill to the world, to tell others of our national diversity, but also to emphasize the common bonds that we share as people. I enthusiastically support People to People's contributions to international friendship and communication." PEOPLE TO PEOPLE INFO: President Dwight D. Eisenhower founded People to People in 1956 with the belief that ordinary citizens of different nations, if able to communicate directly, would solve their differences and find a way to live in peace. Since the first student delegation to Berlin in 1963, thousands of young Americans have safely traveled across international borders, returning home with a greater sense of what it means to be a global citizen. Today, Student Ambassadors have the opportunity to journey to 34 countries on all seven continents.
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|Date:||Jul 3, 2006|
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