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IBM LENDS 34 EMPLOYEES TO EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

 IBM LENDS 34 EMPLOYEES TO EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
 PURCHASE, N.Y., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- In an innovative partnership


between business and education, IBM (NYSE: IBM) is lending 34 employees to schools and other educational organizations during the 1992-93 school year. The goal is to help minority and disadvantaged students pursue higher education, especially in the critical fields of science and engineering, which face a nationwide shortfall of students.
 Under IBM's Faculty Loan Program, employees receive full pay and benefits while they work in colleges, universities, high schools and related organizations.
 "It's clear that there is a tremendous need for science and engineering students," said James G. Parkel, IBM director of corporate support programs. "IBM started the Faculty Loan Program more than 20 years ago because we felt our employees could work with minority and disadvantaged students as role models, encouraging them to pursue technical careers."
 Most faculty loan participants teach at colleges and universities where the majority of students are women, African-American, Hispanic, American Indian, or are students with disabilities. Other employees are on loan to minority engineering programs at universities, where they seek to encourage minority and disadvantaged students to take science and math courses in high school to prepare for a technical major in college.
 Jo-Ann Punch, an IBM employee in Bethesda, Md., will be teaching computer concepts and microeconomics at Hampton University in Hampton, Va. For Punch, the program has been a dream come true -- the chance to teach without sacrificing an IBM career.
 "Already, students have been coming up to me and have been holding onto my every word about careers," Punch said. "They're dying for an instructor who's been out there, who knows what they have to do to prepare for and survive a career in corporate America. I can offer that advice."
 Typical faculty loan assignments are in computer science, engineering, mathematics and business administration. Others involve planning, curriculum development, student counseling and management support. Most employees return to their jobs at IBM after a year-long assignment.
 In the past 21 years, IBM has lent more than 1,000 employees to 250 colleges through its Faculty Loan Program, part of the company's worldwide commitment to improving education and helping to support community activities. On any given day, 22,000 IBM employees volunteer their services in classrooms around the nation.
 The following are the 34 educational institutions where IBM employees will be on loan for the next year:
 ALABAMA
 -- Tuskegee University, Tuskegee.
 ARIZONA
 -- Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff.
 -- Pima Community College, Tucson.
 CALIFORNIA
 -- California School for the Deaf, Fremont.
 -- National Hispanic University, San Jose.
 -- San Jose State University, San Jose.
 -- University of California, Los Angeles.
 -- University of California, San Diego.
 -- University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
 COLORADO
 -- American Indian Science & Engineering Society, Boulder.
 -- University of Colorado, Boulder.
 -- University of Denver, Denver.
 FLORIDA
 -- Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.
 GEORGIA
 -- Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta.
 -- Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta.
 -- Morehouse College, Atlanta.
 KANSAS
 -- Haskell Indian Junior College, Lawrence.
 LOUISIANA
 -- Xavier University, New Orleans.
 MASSACHUSETTS
 -- University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
 MISSISSIPPI
 -- Jackson State University, Jackson.
 MISSOURI
 -- Lincoln University, Jefferson City.
 NEW MEXICO
 -- University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.
 NEW YORK
 -- Comprehensive Math & Science Program,
 Columbia University, New York City.
 -- I Have a Dream Foundation, New York City.
 -- Lehman College, City University of New York, Bronx.
 -- Westchester Community College, Valhalla.
 NORTH CAROLINA
 -- Barber-Scotia College, Concord.
 -- North Carolina A&T University, Greensboro.
 -- North Carolina Central University, Durham.
 OKLAHOMA
 -- Bacone College, Muskogee.
 TEXAS
 -- Huston-Tillotson College, Austin.
 VIRGINIA
 -- Hampton University, Hampton.
 WASHINGTON
 -- Washington State University, Pullman.
 WASHINGTON, D.C.
 -- Howard University, Washington, D.C.
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