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Release: April 26, 1999

UI Alumni Association hosts "Alumni at Last" graduation celebration May 6

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa Alumni Association is hosting the third annual MBNA "Alumni At Last" Graduation Celebration Thursday, May 6 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Hubbard Park.

The celebration for 1999 UI graduates features a barbecue and live music by the local band Bambu. Door prizes and free t-shirts for the first 100 graduates through the gate will also be available.

"It's is a great way for the university community to congratulate our graduates and to welcome graduates to the family of Iowa alumni," said Laura Gilman, assistant director of student programs for the UI Alumni Association. "The celebration is a chance for students to get together with all their graduating friends. Faculty can also see their students one final time in an informal setting."

The event, sponsored with support from MBNA bank and Z102.9 radio, is free for 1999 graduates from all UI colleges. Rain location is the Iowa Memorial Union main lounge.

Tickets for UI faculty, staff and the community are available for $9 through the Alumni Association. To order tickets or to RSVP for the celebration, call the Alumni Association at (319) 335-3294, or email alumni-bbq@uiowa.edu