Cameron University receives appreciation award from U.S. Census Bureau

Cameron University received a 2010 Census Partner Appreciation Award from the U.S. Census Bureau during a recent event.  The award recognizes partners from faith-based, non-profit and community based organizations, Native American tribes, schools, colleges, businesses, and state and local government throughout the State of Oklahoma who assist with the census efforts. Cameron’s support for the census included Cameron providing space for meetings, workshops, hiring events and training sessions, producing and airing public service announcements on KCCU, and distributing census materials to students living on campus.

 “I want to recognize and thank our 2010 Census partners in Oklahoma for the work they did to raise awareness and motivate the public to participate in the 2010 Census,” said Dr. Robert M. Groves, director of the U.S. Census Bureau. “Our 2010 Census partners are trusted voices in their communities, especially among the hard-to-count populations in the state. Their partnership is critical to our ability to get an accurate and complete count.”

Ted Riley, general manager of KCCU, Cameron’s public radio station and chairman of Lawton/Fort Sill’s Census Committee, was on hand to receive the award.

“Cameron University and KCCU were happy to volunteer as census partners,” said Riley. “It is crucial that all eligible citizens in the Lawton/Fort Sill community be enumerated in the 2010 U.S. Census, as there are countless benefits for our area.”

The 2010 Census is an actual count of everyone living in the United States and is mandated by the U.S. Constitution. Census data is used to allocate congressional seats to the states and to distribute more than $400 billion in federal funds to tribal, state and local governments each year.

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July 2, 2010

PR#10-136