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A Lesson in Corporate Giving, Scientific-Atlanta Gives Sizeable Endowment to Future Georgia University

Submitted by: Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.

Categories: Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions

Posted: Jan 22, 2001 – 11:00 PM EST


Reflecting Its 50 Years of Giving, Scientific-Atlanta Will Present Endowment Check to Gwinnett University Center at Local Chamber of Commerce

Jan. 22 /CSRwire/ - Presenting a check at a Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce meeting of key business leaders, Scientific-Atlanta (NYSE: SFA - news) announced today that it is donating $50,000 to support the first four-year university in Gwinnett County. The Gwinnett University Center will be a charter college that features a range of innovative technologies to enhance learning. Scientific-Atlanta, entering its 50th year in business, is making the donation both to support the high-tech learning center and to inspire additional corporate giving throughout the community.

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''Being a good business means being a good corporate citizen to the areas in which we live. Gwinnett County is home to Scientific-Atlanta and many of its families; this donation to Gwinnett University Center is just one way we can support this community,'' said Bill Eason, senior vice-president for Scientific-Atlanta and a member of the Gwinnett University Center board of advisors. ''We will reap the benefits of having a four-year university in our own backyard. After all, Scientific-Atlanta depends on the education, training, and retraining of our employees in order to provide the leading products and services that continue to set us apart in an increasingly complex high-tech industry.''

With private donations, like Scientific-Atlanta's, the new Gwinnett University Center can provide the best technology, faculty, and course of study that is not provided or adequately covered by State funding. Classes are set to begin at the Center in the Spring semester of 2002. Programs under development include business, computer and quantitative sciences, management information systems, humanities, language and culture. The Center will canvas 160 acres off Collins Hill Road and Ga. Highway 316 in Lawrenceville.

''It's great to see a global corporation like Scientific-Atlanta taking such an interest in the educational institutions of Gwinnett County,'' said Dr. James Muyskens, CEO and dean of faculty for Gwinnett University Center. ''This endowment will enhance our efforts to go above and beyond in the delivery of a quality high-tech education to our students.''

Scientific Atlanta presented the check to the Gwinnett University Center Tuesday morning at the Chamber of Commerce meeting in Duluth. As part of its ongoing support of education, Scientific-Atlanta recently donated a multi-year endowment to Gwinnett Technical College for its new George Busbee International Center for Workforce Development.

About Scientific-Atlanta

Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. (http://www.scientificatlanta.com) is a leading supplier of digital content distribution systems, transmission networks for broadband access to the home, digital interactive set-tops and subscriber systems designed for video, high speed Internet and voice over IP (VoIP) networks, and worldwide customer service and support.

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