UM’s President Donna E. Shalala Speaks About Presidential Medal of Freedom

Coral Gables (June 13, 2008) — WHO: University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala

WHAT: The White House announced that the University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala will be among those honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award given to her on Thursday, June 19th. The medal is awarded by the President of the United States to an individual who has made an especially meritorious contribution to the “security or national interests of the United States or world peace or cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.” She will be speaking to media about this prestigious honor.

WHEN: Friday, June 13 at 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Office of the President (President’s Boardroom), 230 Ashe Administration Building on the Coral Gables Campus

For more information, please contact our Media Relations Department:

Karla Hernandez (305) 284 –5500

EDITOR’S NOTE: Media that plan to attend must be present by 1:00 p.m. to set up.

Driving directions to the President’s Office at the University of Miami Coral Gables Campus:

From Miami International Airport: Take LeJeune Road south to Ponce De Leon Boulevard. Turn right on Ponce De Leon and travel about 1 mile to Stanford Drive, main entrance to UM. Stop at the entrance gate for directions to the Pavia Parking Garage or continue on, turning left from Stanford onto Levante Avenue, then right onto Pavia. The garage is on your left.

From Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport: Take 595 West, which connects with I-95 South. Take I-95 South, which becomes U.S. 1. Continue about 5 miles. Turn right on Stanford Drive, main entrance to UM. Stop at the entrance gate for directions to the Pavia Parking Garage or continue on, turning left from Stanford onto Levante Avenue, then right onto Pavia. The garage is on left.

From I-95 North: Head south on 95, which becomes U.S. 1 (South Dixie Highway). Stay on U.S. 1 for about 5 miles to the UM campus. Turn right on Stanford Drive, main entrance to UM. Stop at the entrance gate for directions to the Pavia Parking Garage or continue on, turn left from Stanford onto Levante Avenue, then right on Pavia. The garage is on your left.

From the Florida Turnpike: Take the turnpike to Bird Road (SW 40th Street). Head east on Bird Road to Red Road (SW 57th Street). Turn right onto Red Road and continue onto Miller Road (SW 56 Street).Make left turn and continue until you reach San-Amaro Drive. Make right turn continue until you reach Ponce-De Leon. Make left turn on to Ponce continue until you reach Stanford Drive (Main Entrance). You will be making a left turn onto campus.

From I-75: Take I-75 to the 826 West exit. 826 West turns into 826 South; continue on 826 South until the Miller Drive exit (SW 56 Street). Head east on Miller to Red Road (SW 57 Avenue). Turn right onto Red Road and continue to Ponce de Leon Boulevard. Turn left on Ponce and go to Stanford Drive, UM's main entrance. Stop at the entrance gate for directions to the Pavia Parking Garage or continue on, turning left from Stanford onto Levante Avenue, then right on Pavia. The garage is on your left.


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