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April 26, 2007 :: State Regents to Announce New College Search Web Site

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What: News conference with photo, video and news opportunity as higher education officials announce a new Web site for students to search Oklahoma colleges and universities

When: 10-10:30 a.m., Monday, April 30, 2007

Where: Oklahoma State Capitol Blue Room, 2nd floor

Who: Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Oklahoma high school counselor, Xap Corporation

Why: To announce a new Web site, www.OKcollegestart.org, which will help students plan for college, research financial aid, explore Oklahoma colleges and universities, and apply to multiple colleges. Parents and counselors also have their own sections on the Web site.

Visuals: Large-screen visual demonstration of site. DVDs with B-roll footage of female middle school student using Web site will be distributed.

Speakers: Chancellor Glen D. Johnson, Vice Chancellor Phil Moss, Oklahoma City Public Schools guidance counselor Susan Staples, Xap Corporation CEO J. Michael Thompson

Background: OKcollegestart.org is the official source for college planning created by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. It contains powerful online tools, including search engines, online applications and customized portfolios for students. Based on their experience with other state higher education entities, Internet company Xap Corporation was authorized by the State Regents to design and implement the site.