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Contact: Allison Benner, College Relations Associate - Media, 610-740-3790

EDWARD MEELL APPOINTED TO EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF CEDAR CREST COLLEGE

Meell Also Joins Steering Committee for College’s Upcoming Capital Campaign

Allentown, PA (March 23, 2005) - The Cedar Crest College Board of Trustees announced at its Winter meeting the appointment of Trustee Edward J. Meell of Washington Crossing, PA to the College’s Executive Committee and as a member of the steering committee for the upcoming Campaign for Cedar Crest College.

Meell has more than 40 years of experience in education through various roles: as a teacher, publisher and education market consultant. He is the founder and chairman of Media Management Services, Inc., in Newtown, PA, a successful education market consulting business that provides market insight, consulting and business planning services for a diverse group of both for-profit and not-for-profit clients including CBS, AOL Time Warner, The Walt Disney Company, The College Board, The New York Times, Parade Magazine and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Meell began his career as a social studies teacher in public schools in Pittsburgh and Mt. Lebanon, PA. He was also an adjunct professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he trained other educators in the teaching of World Cultures in Pennsylvania Schools.

In 1966, Meell joined McGraw-Hill Book Company’s Film Division as an editor and worked his way up in the company to the position of editor-in-chief. During his tenure, he produced and acquired audiovisual products in social studies for pre-school to adult audiences. He continued his work in researching, planning and executing the production of audiovisual education products as Vice President of Learning Resources Company, a subsidiary of Educational Development Corporation in Lakeland, FL. Meell returned to McGraw-Hill’s Film Division in 1975 as editorial director where he supervised the production of all films, videos and multi-media materials for all subject areas for grades pre-K to adult.

Meell has taken an active role in both academic and community service, having served on the boards and committees of numerous education, corporate, non-profit, government and industry, technology and cable television, and community organizations. He is a past-president of the Association of Media Producers and served as chair of the Educational Media Producers Council of the National Audiovisual Association Board of Directors.

He received his bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, and his master’s degree in Education from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.

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