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Cambridge First Day scheduled for June 5

The ninth annual Cambridge First Day celebration at MIT on Tuesday, June 5 will celebrate extraordinary contributions to community building.

Cambridge City Manager Robert W. Healy will present framed Cambridge First Day 2001 awards to the Area IV Youth Center, the Cambridgeport Children's Center, the Cambridge Citywide Senior Center and the Friends of Cambridge Athletics. Although the award is presented to individuals and specific organizations, it represents the efforts of all who work to promote the social, economic, civic and cultural well-being of the City of Cambridge.

MIT Executive Vice President John R. Curry will then present each honoree with a $1,000 check from MIT.

The event begins at 8am in Twenty Chimneys at the Stratton Student Center. The awards ceremony will follow an informal buffet breakfast. Other speakers will include Cambridge Mayor Anthony D. Galluccio.

Established in 1993 by President Charles M. Vest, Cambridge First Day provides an opportunity for MIT to express its appreciation to the community for the vital partnerships that exist among MIT and local organizations, public officials and the city's residents. The event symbolizes the Institute's and the city's shared vision for the community.

Jointly planned and hosted by MIT and the city since 1997, Cambridge First Day focuses on a different theme every year. In 1993, MIT honored Cambridge businesses with whom the Institute has been working for 50 years or more; in 1994, minority-owned and women-owned businesses; in 1995, small businesses; in 1996, biotechnology companies; in 1997, entrepreneurship; in 1998, culinary arts; in 1999, architecture; and in 2000, the arts.

For more information, contact Sarah E. Gallop of the Office of Government and Community Relations at x3-0942.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on May 23, 2001.

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