College Success Program Receives $45,000 AT&T Contribution

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College Success Program Receives $45,000 AT&T Contribution

Published: August 5, 2016.


(L to R) Patricia Jones, Success coordinator, Melissa Jimenez,
Success mentor, Dr. David Livingston, president of Lewis University,
Chuck Stahulak, AT &T senior network process manager, Craig
Mikalauski, AT&T senior market research analyst, said Jeff
Adducci, AT&T director of external affairs, Ricky Salazar, Success
student, Hannah Kruse, Success student, and
Jordan Tolley, Success mentor

Incoming Lewis University students connected to a network that is building a better tomorrow on July 29 as AT&T presented $45,000 to the Lewis University Success program.

More than 60 Lewis University students are currently enrolled in the Success Program that provides first-year college students with a summer bridge opportunity, peer mentoring experiences, academic support services and scholarships.

“At AT&T we are empowering students everywhere to reach their highest potential. Through Aspire, AT&T passed the $250 million mark on our plan to invest $350 million in education between 2008-2017. We want to help build a better future for the students and help them succeed,” said Jeff Adducci ’92, director of external affairs at AT&T.

The AT&T contribution will be used for textbook stipends, scholarships, an updating and redesign of the program curriculum, enhanced training for Peer Mentors, and new experiential learning opportunities for students.

Adducci was joined by two AT&T colleagues who are also Lewis University alumni Craig Mikalauski ’89, ‘91, senior market research analyst, and Chuck Stahulak ’91, senior network process manager.

“It’s great to see three of our Lewis University alumni investing in the future at Lewis University through AT&T. Their gift will undoubtedly contribute to the betterment of society as we continue research that presents solutions to real world problems,” commented Dr. David Livingston, president of Lewis University.

The contribution is made through AT&T Aspire, the company’s signature philanthropic initiative designed to help equip students with the skills they need to lead the digital, global economy.

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Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,700 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.



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