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PRESBYTERIAN RACIAL ETHNIC SCHOOLS
05 May 1996 12:54:52
95118 PRESBYTERIAN RACIAL ETHNIC SCHOOLS
RECEIVE SURPLUS COMPUTERS
By Julian Shipp
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--To PC or not to PC won't be the question for students at
eight Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) racial ethnic schools and colleges
following a donation of 160 surplus computers from the Corporate and
Administrative Services (CAS) office here.
After CAS began upgrading computers at the Presbyterian Center in
February, lots of empty boxes filled the hallways. Higher Education
Program Team staffers in the Churchwide Partnerships Progam Area of the
National Ministries Division (NMD) collected the boxes and used them to
ship the previously used computers to their new homes.
Racial ethnic schools and colleges related to the General Assembly are
Barber-Scotia College in Concord, N.C.; Charles Cook Theological School in
Tempe, Ariz.; Knoxville College in Knoxville, Tenn.; Mary Holmes College in
West Point, Miss.; Menaul School in Albuquerque, N.M.; Presbyterian Pan
American School in Kingsville, Texas; Sheldon Jackson College in Sitka,
Alaska; and Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
According to the Rev. George Conn, NMD's associate for racial ethnic
schools and colleges, approximately 50 computers have been delivered to the
schools so far. He said the rest of the computers will be packaged for
shipment following inventory and inspection by CAS's Office of Information
"This project is a tremendous boost for these schools," Conn said. "It
increases student access to a lot of basic computer training."
Mary Folsom of the Higher Education Program Team, said the computers
are urgently needed throughout the denomination's racial ethnic colleges
and schools. Collectively, more than 5,000 students are enrolled at these
"I think it was a great idea to help schools that needed computers,"
Folsom said. "I don't think they've had new computers since the 1980s. They
were due for upgrading but could not afford it."
For more information contact Presbyterian News Service
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY 40202
phone 502-569-5504 fax 502-569-8073
E-mail PCUSA.NEWS@pcusa.org Web page: http://www.pcusa.org
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