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For immediate release - Sept. 21, 2005
(DALLAS) – Riding a “hog” cross-country (a Harley-Davidson, that is), one determined Ohio community college president is taking a special message to NBC’s Jay Leno through a national tour titled “Lessons for Leno.” Dr. Betty Young, president of Northwest State Community College, will make the fifth stop of her tour in Dallas on Friday, Sept. 23. She will ride up to a press conference at 10:30 a.m. at the Westin City Center (outside, at the end of the hotel’s drive) to share the lesson for the day with members of the National Community College Hispanic Council. Young will be joined by Dr. Jesus “Jess” Carreon, chancellor of the Dallas County Community Colleges, and Dr. George Boggs, president of the American Association of Community Colleges.
DCCC is hosting both the “Lessons for Leno” tour stop in Dallas, plus the NCCHC’s national leadership conference.
The Lessons (Why)
In response to frequent, disparaging remarks by NBC late-show host Jay Leno about community colleges, Young is riding across the United States on her Harley-Davidson motorcycle, from Ohio to California, to deliver a series of “Lessons for Leno” about the mission and value of community colleges. Her entourage left Ohio on Sept. 19 and will arrive in Los Angeles on Sept. 28, where Young hopes to have a face-to-face conversation with Leno and invite him to ride with her on his own prized Harley.
The “Lessons for Leno,” highlighted at eight institutions and seven tour stops, state that community colleges:
Dallas: Texas Pit Stop, “Lessons for Leno” (Who and When)
The Tour Stops (Where)
For more information, contact Ann Hatch, DCCC marketing office, at (214) 860-2478.