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MEDIA ALERT – College Knowledge for the Mind

WHAT:
College Knowledge for the Mind, a program to inspire disadvantaged multi cultural students to aspire to a college education. This program is operated as part of Washington State University’s 4-H youth program.

WHO:
Tacoma Family Physician Charles Weatherby will return to his alma mater, Lincoln High School, to speak to students.

WHEN:
7:15 a.m. Noon, Tuesday, March 11th. (Dr. Weatherby is available for interviews ahead of time if you are interested.)

WHERE:
Lincoln High School on Tacoma’s East Side.

WHY:
Dr. Weatherby will tell today’s Lincoln High School students that they don’t have to be geniuses to become doctors or lawyers. But they must have goals and discipline and work hard. Dr. Weatherby will tell students how he rose from the son of an Army sergeant and a high-school-dropout mother to become a physician.

CONTACT:
Dr. Weatherby. His home phone number is 206/565-6560. You may also wish to interview Washington State University 4-H Specialist Ellen Murphy, who brought the College Knowledge for the Mind program to Lincoln High School in 1994. The program’s creator was Pamela Wallace, who started it in a Tacoma church group in 1984. Murphy’s office number is 206/840-4542, her home number is 206/984-7983. Wallace can be reached at 206/893-8828.

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