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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Michael Traupman, Director of College Relations, 610-740-3790

MEDIA ALERT

Allentown, PA (November 12, 2004) - This is to alert you with the unfortunate news that Dr. Pauline Tompkins, the first woman president of Cedar Crest College (1967 1979), was involved in an accident at her farm in Edgecomb, Maine a few weeks ago.

Unfortunately, since that time her condition has worsened and this morning (Friday, November 12), she was taken off life support.

As of this writing, her condition remains grave. We will update the local community as we receive additional information.

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