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MEDIA ALERT: Home Is Where the ‘Hart’ Is: Hawks Athletes Discuss Importance of Community, Leadership and Staying Local after Graduation

Who:
Hartford Hawks student athletes; Walter Harrison, President, and Anton Goff, Director of Athletics, University of Hartford; Oz Griebel, President & CEO, MetroHartford Alliance.

What:
Breakfast and Panel Discussion: The ‘Hart’ of Our Community: Keeping Our Graduates in the City and Region

When:
Friday, May 1, 2015
Registration and networking begin at 7:30 a.m.
Program runs from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.

Where:
The Society Room
31 Pratt Street, Hartford
Parking available at the Propark lot at the corner of Main and Asylum Streets.

Why:
For more than a decade, the University of Hartford and the MetroHartford Alliance have worked together to ensure a larger and better prepared workforce for the Hartford region. At this event, a panel of student athletes and university leaders will discuss the Hartford Hawks formula for success in the classroom and in competition, and examine how the university prepares its student-athletes for leadership roles in the community.

RSVP:
Seating for this event is limited. Please RSVP to Mia Przybyla-Irons at mpirons@metrohartford.com or (860) 728-2291 by Wednesday, April 29.

About MetroHartford Alliance
The mission of the MetroHartford Alliance is to compete aggressively and successfully for jobs, talent and capital for the Hartford Region and to ensure that the Hartford Region is a premier place for all people to live, work, play and raise a family.  Through its members’ intellectual capital and financial investment, the Alliance is able to implement key strategies that further our regional goals of job growth, wealth creation, and talent attraction and retention. Visit www.metrohartford.com for more information.

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Media Contact:
Brian Boyer, Vice President of Communications, Marketing, Media and Public Relations
860.728.2290
bboyer@metrohartford.com