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SPRINT'S LEMAY RECEIVES GOLDEN ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FROM NCAAM

 SPRINT'S LEMAY RECEIVES GOLDEN ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FROM NCAAM
 KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Ronald T. LeMay, president and chief operating officer of Sprint's Long Distance Division, has received the prestigious Golden Achievement Award from the National Council of African American Men, Inc. (NCAAM) for Sprint's contributions in improving the quality of life for African Americans.
 The award was presented Friday, Aug. 14, during the awards banquet at NCAAM's Third Annual Conference in Atlanta.
 "Sprint has been one of the stabilizing forces for the organization's growth," said Dr. Jacob Gordon, chief executive officer and president of the council. "Mr. LeMay's commitment to the goals and principles for which NCAAM was created has been invaluable."
 The Golden Achievement Award is given to individuals and organizations that have assisted NCAAM in achieving its mission, which is to improve the quality of life for African Americans, and black men, in particular.
 "It is an honor to receive this award on behalf of Sprint and its contributions to the advancement of African Americans," said LeMay. "We will continue to press forward to support the worthy endeavors of organizations such as NCAAM."
 Sprint has sponsored several programs supporting African American concerns and has received recognition for its contributions, including:
 -- "Black Excellence Educational Series." Sprint is a sponsor of a videotape series with Ebony/Jet magazine. Its purpose is to promote self-awareness and self-esteem among African American youth.
 -- African American History Month. Sprint sponsored a traveling art exhibit called "Before Columbus," featuring the African art influences in the pre-Columbian civilizations of Central and South America.
 -- A profile in "The 100 Best Companies for Minorities," a book to be published by Penguin/NAL Publishers.
 -- Martin Luther King Jr. Corporate Award. In 1991, Sprint was selected for this award as an organization that best exemplifies the life and legacy of Dr. King.
 Other distinguished Americans who received awards during the NCAAM Awards Banquet were Charles S. Dutton, stage and film actor and currently the star of the television series "Roc"; Azim Al-Salam, a 10th-grader from Washington, whose rap videos have won national competitions for their positive messages of staying in school; Mother Clara Hale, 86-year-old founder of New York City's Hale House, a home for abandoned babies and those born to addicted mothers; and Dr. Benjamin Hooks, retiring executive director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
 Sprint (NYSE: FON) is a diversified international telecommunications company with $8.9 billion in annual revenues and the United States' only nationwide all-digital, fiber-optic network. Its divisions provide global long distance voice, data and video products and services, and local telephone services to more than 4 million subscriber lines in 17 states.
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