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Press Release September 13, 2011

PRLog (Press Release) - Sep 13, 2011

CCME will be soliciting donations from member institutions to provide boxes filled with items that the deployed service members have been asking for.

CCME CARES

Orlando, FL. 9/12/11 - At the annual CCME conference last year Capella University hosted a care package drive with USA Cares.  The CCME attendees had a great time crafting letters of thanks to service members and organizing care packages as reminders of gratitude from home.  They were able to send dozens of packages to troops overseas.

This coming year at the 13-16 February 2012 Symposium at the Renaissance Orlando at Sea World, CCME will kick off with a similar event so that those in attendance can participate in a heartfelt way to show our thanks to our men and women in uniform. According to program chair Nicole Lovald, "CCME will be soliciting donations from member institutions to provide boxes filled with items that the deployed service members have been asking for in their conversations with their families and friends and the representatives of the schools they attend while overseas."

CCME Vice President Elect Randy Plunkett states, "This is a small way for us to give back to those who are willing to sacrifice all for us.  These care packages bring a piece of home to those serving in the military, and people who participate in the process find great satisfaction knowing that what they put together will bring smiles to people far from their families."

Please plan to join us for an exciting and informative symposium. Visit the CCME website at www.ccmeonline.org to register and to make your hotel reservations.

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About CCME:

CCME, a not-for-profit organization, was founded 36 years ago to promote, encourage, and deliver quality education to service members and their families in all branches of the armed services. Its membership is principally composed of military educators, civilian educators, post-secondary educational institutions, and suppliers of quality education products and services. The CCME symposium is the largest annual forum in the country with an expected attendance of about 1000 participants. The annual symposium facilitates the networking and interaction of the key leadership across these organizations in an environment that is focused on enhancing and optimizing voluntary education opportunities for the service member and their families. For more information, visit:http://www.ccmeonline.org

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