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FUQUA & NATIONSBANK GIVE COMPUTERS TO PRINCE EDWARD ACADEMY

 FARMVILLE, Va., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert T. Redd, president and chief executive officer of Prince Edward Academy, announced today that Mr. J.B. Fuqua of Atlanta and NationsBank (NYSE: NB), in a joint effort between customer and banker, has provided an additional 73 computers to the Academy in Farmville, Va.
 Fuqua provided financial support, and NationsBank provided the computers. "Mr. Fuqua came to us with a creative proposal to provide equipment, installation and training for the school," stated Enoch Prow, executive vice president of NationsBank. "We provided the equipment and he provided the support."
 "Computers and technology do not take the place of good teachers, but it has been demonstrated that computer aided teaching stimulates student interest, and often sharply improves the learning process. The Academy has a very fine faculty and I want to provide them with the most modern tools to improve their already outstanding work," said Fuqua.
 With this joint donation, in addition to Fuqua's gift of 45 computers a year ago, Prince Edward Academy can now boast 163 computers making the computer-student ratio of more than 1-4. The Academy will also introduce the latest state-of-the-art computer teaching programs which have recently been developed..
 The Academy's headmaster, Richard P. Epperson II stated, "We feel that Prince Edward Academy certainly stands as one of the top schools on the East Coast, and possibly in the nation in the area of computer resources."
 Fuqua, an Atlanta businessman and philanthropist, was born and raised in Prince Edward County, Va. and graduated from Prospect High School in 1935. He has given Prince Edward Academy a $1 million challenge gift in connection with its current $2.5 million fund raising campaign in addition to substantial other funds for various purposes.
 Fuqua's other philanthropic efforts include gifts to Hampden-Sydney College of the John Brooks Fuqua Computing Center and the Fuqua International Communications Center. In 1980, he founded the Fuqua School of Business, the graduate school of business at Duke University, which is recognized as one of the leading business schools in the country.
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 /CONTACT: Gene Kerns, Prince Edward Academy, 804-392-1749/
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