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 MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 14 -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Executive Committee Chairman Dr. James J. Renier received the prestigious Seton award from the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) in recognition of his significant contribution to education in America. Renier received the award last evening at the 1993 NCEA Seton Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. Renier's commitment to educational excellence from pre-school through post-secondary studies is evident in his affiliation with many endeavors. He has been an outspoken supporter of education - calling upon lawmakers, schools, communities and businesses to work together to improve the quality of public education.
 It was Renier's vision that made a school for pregnant and parenting teens a reality. Renier committed funds and space to create New Vistas, a model program of the Minneapolis Public Schools housed at Honeywell's corporate headquarters. The school offers individual, outcome-based education for teen mothers and early childhood education for their young children.
 Renier was active in implementing the Success by 6 program, a United Way community initiative designed to identify and overcome barriers to the healthy development of preschool children. He has testified before congress about the importance of early childhood education to the future of America's competitiveness. Renier is a member of the board of trustees of the Committee for Economic Development and chaired that organization's Subcommittee on Education and Child Development. He also is a board member of the New American Schools Development Corporation, a nonprofit organization that awards research contracts to help communities create schools that will reach national education goals. And as a member of the Business Roundtable Education Initiatives, Renier has been instrumental in bolstering the educational resources of the Midwest.
 Renier serves as a trustee and a member of advisory councils for a number of colleges and universities, including the University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul.
 "Being awarded the Seton is an honor because it recognizes the power of collaboration - among business, government and social agencies -- which is how we will ultimately improve the quality of education in this country," said Renier.
 Dorothy Dolphin, chair of the Dolphin Corporations, and a member of the board of directors for NCEA added, "I am delighted that one of our 1993 Seton awardees hails from the Twin Cities. Dr. Renier's support of education is well known here and across the country. It is appropriate that a national organization honor him for his vision and commitment to America's youth." Other 1993 Seton recipients include internationally known opera star, Beverly Sills; Los Angeles spiritual leader Cardinal Roger Mahony, D.D; and William Flynn, chairman and chief executive officer, Mutual of America. The Seton awards were established to honor those organizations and individuals that have made a significant contribution to education in America and to Catholic schools in particular. The award was named in honor of the first American-born saint and founder of the U.S. Catholic school network in the early 1800s. The NCEA is the largest private, professional education association in the world.
 Honeywell is a global controls company providing products, systems and services that increase comfort, environmental protection, energy conservation, productivity and safety in homes and buildings, industry, and aviation and space. The company employs 55,000 people in 95 countries on six continents and had 1992 sales of $6.2 billion.
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