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3Com and Network World Create Contest to Recognize and Reward College Students for their Knowledge of Business and IT
February 5, 2003
Contest Challenges Students to Articulate How Network Technology Can Change Business; Winner Awarded Scholarship
SANTA CLARA, Calif., February 5, 2003- 3Com Corporation (Nasdaq: COMS) today announced that, in conjunction with Network World, based in Southborough, MA, it is creating an essay writing contest and scholarship award for college and university students nationwide. 3Com and Network World are issuing an invitation to college students in the United States to compete in the writing contest on "How Network Technology Can Change Business." Evaluated by a distinguished panel of judges, qualifying essays will compete for a $1,500 grand prize scholarship award. In addition, the top ten finalists will each receive a 3Com® OfficeConnect® Wireless Gateway and 3Com OfficeConnect 11Mbps Wireless LAN PC Card with XJACK® Antenna that enable wireless connectivity to the Internet and e-mail. Winning essays will be posted on Network World¿s Web site www.nwfusion.com, where the writing contest entry form is now available.
"We believe it is important to encourage and showcase the creative and innovative thinking that future IT leaders are considering to help shape the future of business," said Bruce Claflin, CEO, 3Com. "We are proud to announce our sponsorship of this writing contest that will reward strong initiative and bring together different perspectives of future possibilities."
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