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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 23, 2006
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Howard University's MSI Program Graduates 30 Students

WASHINGTON, DC - NAB announced that thirty Students graduated from the sixth annual NABEF Media Sales Institute program held at Howard University June 4 - 15.

David Rehr gave the commencement speech for the ten-day intensive program designed to prepare recent college graduates for a career in Media Sales. Twenty-seven hiring companies participated in the event. All of the students are in negotiations with media companies for entry-level positions.

"The NABEF Media Sales Institute at Howard University continues to develop and contribute a strong, diverse group of talented individuals to the broadcast industry," said Marcellus Alexander, president of the NABEF. "We are proud to have sponsored this successful venture for the past six years and look forward to continuing Ernie Fears' legacy."

Faculty presenters included professionals in the media industry and Howard University faculty.

As we close the sixth year of the NAB Media Sales Institute, we are most grateful for the continued support of the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation and our generous sponsors, said Jannette Dates, Dean of Howard University's John H. Johnson School of Communications. The program provides our students with a competitive edge that is unmatched. The words of wisdom provided by David K. Rehr, reinforced the principles we instill in our students in the John H. Johnson Communications: work hard, make a difference in the community, and most importantly, have a great attitude.

About NABEF/Howard University MSI
The NABEF/Howard University MSI will be held June 4-15, 2006. The MSI program was created in 2001 for the express purpose of increasing the number of women and people of color in media sales. The Howard University Media Sales Institute accepts roughly 30 top students from around the country. For more information about the Media Sales Institutes, visit www.nabef.org.

About NABEF
The NAB Education Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the public interest in supporting and advocating: education and training programs, strategies to increase diversity, initiatives stressing the importance of the First Amendment, community service, philanthropy and other timely broadcasting issues.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is a trade association that advocates on behalf of more than 8,300 free, local radio and television stations and also broadcast networks before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the Courts. Information about NAB can be found at www.nab.org.

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