Team USA Road to London Experiential Tour to Visit Six DeVry University Campuses
Honoring its role as an official education provider to Team USA, DeVry University will bring the thrill of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to select communities it serves
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., May 21, 2012 - As part of its partnership with the United States Olympic Committee, DeVry University has announced it will host six Road to London tour stops at various campus locations across the country. Over two months, the Road to London Tour – a traveling, family-friendly event that brings the energy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to local communities – will visit DeVry University locations in the following metropolitan areas: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Phoenix.
Road to London Tour events offer activities for attendees to test their strength, speed, precision, Paralympic skills, endurance and flexibility, as well as observe demonstrations and visits from Olympians, Paralympians and hopefuls. Team USA celebrated the 100-day countdown to the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at a Road to London tour stop in Times Square on April 18, 2012 in New York.
“The Road to London tour stops are an extension of our partnership with the U.S. Olympic Committee. They bring an interactive Olympic experience to DeVry University communities, educating attendees about the challenges and excitement that make the Olympic games special,” said David Pauldine, president of DeVry University. “From testing their own athletic skills to interacting with USOC athletes, including Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls, guests will leave with unforgettable memories.”
"The Road to London Tour is all about sharing the magic of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and the spirit of our amazing athletes with the American public," said Lisa Baird, USOC chief marketing officer. "This program allows us to bring the Olympic experience directly to fans, while introducing them to the full program of Olympic and Paralympic sports in a fun and interactive way. We thank DeVry University for helping our fans get to know America's athletes and experience the excitement of the Games."
As an official education provider of Team USA, DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management provide higher education opportunities at undergraduate and graduate levels, including scholarships and a dedicated DeVry staff, for U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes and hopefuls through 2016.
Road to London – DeVry University Tour Schedule
|Friday, May 25 – Dallas-Fort Worth|
|DeVry University, 4800 Regent Blvd., Irving, Texas|
|Wednesday, May 30 – Atlanta|
|DeVry University, One West Court Square, Decatur, Ga.|
|Tuesday, June 19 – Phoenix|
|DeVry University, 2149 W. Dunlap Ave., Phoenix|
|Friday, June 22 – Los Angeles|
|Downtown Pomona, Calif.|
|Tuesday, July 10 – Chicago|
|DeVry University, 3300 N. Campbell Ave., Chicago|
|Tuesday, July 17 – Philadelphia|
|DeVry University, 1140 Virginia Drive, Fort Washington, Pa.|
About DeVry University
Founded in 1931, DeVry University is one of the largest, private sector universities in North America, with more than 90,000 students enrolled in the United States and Canada. The university’s mission is to foster student learning through high-quality, career-oriented education integrating technology, business, science and the arts. With more than 95 locations, DeVry University delivers practitioner-oriented undergraduate and graduate degree programs onsite and online that meet the needs of a diverse and geographically dispersed student population. Home to five colleges of study, including Business & Management, Engineering & Information Sciences, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Media Arts & Technology, DeVry University’s outstanding faculty members, work in the fields that they teach, providing students with real-world experiences that prepare them for high-growth careers.
DeVry University is institutionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, www.ncahlc.org. DeVry University, a part of DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV), is based in Downers Grove, Ill. For more information about DeVry University, find us on Twitter @DeVryUniv, Facebook /DEVRYUNIVERSITY or visit newsroom.devry.edu.
About the USOC
Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., the U.S. Olympic Committee serves as both the National Olympic Committee and National Paralympic Committee for the United States. As such, the USOC is responsible for the training, entering and funding of U.S. teams for the Olympic, Paralympic, Youth Olympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games, while serving as a steward of the Olympic and Paralympic Movements throughout the country. For more information, visit TeamUSA.org.