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For BHM -- *Dominique Dawes, 3-time Olympian and one of the first 
African-American Olympic gymnast.*


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Subject: 	Dominique Dawes Comes to George Mason
Date: 	Fri, 30 Jan 2009 12:02:15 -0500
From: 	Charles C Kellom <[log in to unmask]>
Organization: 	George Mason University
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Everyone,

On Tuesday February 10th, two of Mason's campuses will be graced by *a 
historic and influential figure: **Dominique Dawes, 3-time Olympian and 
one of the first African-American Olympic gymnast.*

Ms. Dawes will be the *keynote speaker *for this year's *Black Heritage 
Month Celebration*. *On **Tuesday **February 10th, *she will* *visit the 
*Prince William campus *and speak in *Verizon Auditorium at 12:30pm*. 
This will be immediately followed by a *reception-style luncheon. *She 
will make her way to the Fairfax campus and address the Fairfax campus 
community at *6pm in Harris Theater. Both events are free and the event 
in Harris will be open to the public. *

While she is most-notably remembered as a member of the *"Magnificent 
Seven,* which took home *the gold at the 1996 Summer Olympics in 
Atlanta, *Dominique Dawes has become much more than a gymnast. Outside 
of running her own gymnastics clinic in Maryland, she served as* 
**President of the Women's Sports Federation *from 2004-2006; has been 
an Olympic Games correspondent for *NBC & Yahoo;* and was inducted in to 
the *US Olympic Hall of Fame in 2008. *For more information on Ms. 
Dawes, please click here. <http://odps.gmu.edu/african/bhm.php#Dawes>

*Flyers for both the Fairfax & Prince William Campus events are attached 
below.* *Please feel free to pass this information along to any and all 
colleagues, friends or community organizations & family members who may 
be interested.*

-- 
Thanks,
Charles Kellom

Asst. Director, Office of Diversity Programs & Services
Black/African Heritage Student Affairs
George Mason University

4400 University Drive, MS 2F6
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
(703) 993-2701
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