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United States Senator Susan Collins to Keynote Community Recognition Award Ceremony

Oct. 1, 2015

Kaplan University to receive award for commitment to the community

Augusta, Maine –- (October 1, 2015) — The Marketplace at Augusta will host the first annual Celebrating a Community That Cares award ceremony at Kaplan University’s Augusta, Maine campus on Saturday, October 3, at 11:30 a.m. United States Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) will be the keynote speaker.

The awards ceremony will honor volunteers and businesses for their commitment to the community. Kaplan University, which also has campuses in South Portland and Lewiston, is one of 19 award recipients including Boys & Girls Club, Maine Army National Guard and The Salvation Army.

“Kaplan University is honored to host this celebration which recognizes area businesses and their staff for the contributions they make to the community,” said Matthew Cote, Executive Director, Kaplan University Augusta Campus.

Celebrating a Community That Cares acknowledges support for local community efforts. Each year educators, retailers, restaurants and entertainment facilities at The Marketplace at Augusta, raise over $200,000 for local charities and non-profits and donate endless amounts of time. The public is welcome to attend by making reservations at Kaplan University (207)213-2500. The recognition ceremony will be followed by a reception.

About Kaplan University

Kaplan University offers a different school of thought for higher education. It strives to help adult students unlock their talent by providing a practical, student-centered education that prepares them for careers in some of the fastest-growing industries. The University, which has its main campus in Davenport, Iowa, and its headquarters in Chicago, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. Kaplan University serves approximately 41,000 online and campus-based students. In addition to the three Maine campuses, Kaplan University has 11 campuses in Iowa, Indiana, Nebraska, Maryland, Missouri and Wisconsin, and a Kaplan University Learning Center in Maryland.

Kaplan University is part of Kaplan Higher Education LLC and Kaplan, Inc., which serves over one million students globally each year through its array of higher education, test preparation, professional education, English-language training, university preparation, and K-12 offerings to individuals, institutions, and businesses. Kaplan has operations in over 30 countries, employs more than 19,000 full- and part-time professionals, and maintains relationships and partnerships with more than 1,000 school districts, colleges, and universities, and over 2,600 corporations and businesses. Kaplan is a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC) and its largest division. For more information, please visit www.kaplan.com.

Press contacts:

Public Relations
Amy Hawkinson
Office: 954-515-3603
Mobile: 773-301-6437
Matthew Cote
Office: 207-213-2505
Mobile: 207-620-0837
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