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October 20, 2000

St. Edward's to present Lifelong Learner Award to Liz Carpenter during New College 25th Anniversary Celebration

AUSTIN-St. Edward's University will present its first Lifelong Learner Award to Liz Carpenter, former press secretary and staff director for Lady Bird Johnson. The award will be presented during the 25th anniversary celebration of its innovative New College program on Friday, Oct. 27 in the Mabee Ballroom of the Ragsdale Center on campus.

At age 80, Carpenter-a sixth generation Texan-is a political artifact, an aging feminist, and author and lecturer. Carpenter has spent her lifetime as a communicator, a reporter, author and popular speaker. She is a veteran of the Washington scene, having survived politics for more than 50 years as a Washington reporter, and as a participant in President Johnson's administration.

Service to adult students has been part of the mission of St. Edward's New College since its inception. Almost 1,500 New College students have graduated from the program in the last 25 years, and many are now successful professionals in their field.

Cost is $30 per person and seating is limited. Please R.S.V.P. by Wednesday, Oct. 25 to 512-416-5808.

St. Edward's University is an independent, Catholic liberal arts university of 3,800 students in Austin. It was founded by the Congregation of the Holy Cross.


Note: (electronic image of Carpenter available upon request.)

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