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May 7, 2010

Dignitaries unveil AT&T Real Yellow Pages featuring ULM’s bronze Warhawk

University of Louisiana at Monroe President James E. Cofer and State Senator Robert “Bob” Kostelka, (R-Monroe) joined AT&T representatives in unveiling the cover of the new AT&T Real Yellow Pages directory on Friday, May 7, featuring ULM’s signature bronze Warhawk sculpture.

“We are delighted to be here,” said Wynn Lawrence, regional director of AT&T External Affairs, just before the new cover was unveiled.

“This new AT&T Real Yellow Pages directory will reach more than 132,000 households in the Monroe, West Monroe and surrounding areas,” he said. “So ULM is going to be front and center.”

Distribution of the new directory begins May 12 and continues through June 8.

“Since the Warhawk statue embodies the tenacity and excellence of our university and our students, we are extremely pleased that AT&T chose to share this important symbol with our community," said Cofer.

The sculpture, with its magnificent 17-foot wingspan, is perched near the university's library. Premier animal sculptor Sandy Scott created the 2,000-pound Warhawk.

Kostelka, noting that both his wife and son are graduates of the university, said he is grateful to the company for highlighting the relationship it has enjoyed with the university through the years.

“I love ULM,” said Kostelka. “It is indeed an honor to be here and I just want to thank AT&T for what they’re doing.”

ULM, with an enrollment of more than 9,000 students, offers both traditional and innovative graduate and undergraduate programs in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education and Human Development, Health Sciences, and Louisiana's only state-supported College of Pharmacy.

As new books are delivered, Monroe-area businesses and residents are encouraged to recycle their outdated directories. AT&T Real Yellow Pages directories are recyclable, and the paper used to print the directories contains recycled materials.

Residents and businesses can call the AT&T Real Yellow Pages Project ReDirectory help line, listed on the directory cover, at 800-953-4400 for directory recycling information in this community.

For more information on the print directory or YP.COM, please call AT&T Advertising Solutions at 1-800-392-2355, or visit online at

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