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Charlottesville Teacher Awarded Grant from CenturyLink

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CenturyLink Press Release

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced one of the eight Virginia winners of the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Teachers and Technology grant program, Robert Fuhrman.

The program, which has been offered since 2008, awards grants to schools in CenturyLink’s local service areas on behalf of teachers who have developed specific plans to innovatively implement technology in their classroom.

“We are very pleased to be a part of providing innovative technology in the classroom that enhances the learning experience for students in these schools,” said Marcus Hill, CenturyLink vice president and general manager for Virginia “It is exciting to see teachers implement creative teaching techniques that assist students in hands-on learning.”

More than 100 teachers applied for grants, with eight winners selected by a review committee comprised of community members and a CenturyLink representative. The winning teachers’schools receive a grant to be used by the teachers to purchase technology to benefit students in the classroom. Fuhrman’s project titled “Moving Forward with Technology” will “open up a whole new area of inquirty for our students to ask questions and develop a variety of inquiry labs to answer those questions.” A gas chromatograph and 7 computers will aid in the process.

About the CenturyLink Foundation CenturyLink’s vision is to improve lives, strengthen businesses and connect communities by delivering advanced technologies and solutions with honest and personal service. CenturyLink extends this vision through the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to contributing to endeavors that improve the well-being and overall quality of life for people throughout CenturyLink’s communities. Named after CenturyLink’s founder Clarke M. Williams, the Foundation is endowed by CenturyLink to support community initiatives that encourage our employees to use their time, talents and resources to strengthen the communities in which they live and work.
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