News Release
News Release
News Release
News Release
May 4, 2007
Ann Marie Cumming

Miss America 2007 Lauren Nelson to Appear at NABEF Service to America Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The NAB Education Foundation announced today that Miss America 2007 Lauren Nelson will make a special appearance at the Service to America Awards on Monday, June 11 at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. The celebration recognizes outstanding community service by local broadcasters and other leading citizens.

Nelson is an undergraduate at the University of Central Oklahoma and aspires to obtain a master's degree in musical theatre. Her scholastic achievements include the UCO Freshmen Merit Scholarship, Lawton Community Foundation Scholarship and the Renaissance Academic Award given for maintaining a 4.0 GPA. She is the National Goodwill Ambassador for the Children's Miracle Network and promotes Internet safety for children.

About the Service to America Awards
The Service to America Awards are presented by NABEF with major support from Bonneville International Corporation and the National Association of Broadcasters. This year's Leadership Award winner is legendary rock superstar Sir Elton John, for his extraordinary humanitarian efforts in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. Awards will also be presented to local radio and television broadcasters across the nation for outstanding service to their communities. In recent years, NABEF has recognized former President Bill Clinton, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, First Lady Laura Bush, former President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalyn Carter, former First Lady Nancy Reagan, boxing legend Muhammad Ali and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Details about the Service to America Awards are available at

About Bonneville International Corp.
Founded in 1964, Bonneville International Corporation owns and operates 32 radio stations in the Chicago, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Phoenix, St. Louis, Cincinnati, and Salt Lake City markets, as well as KSL-TV (NBC affiliate) in Salt Lake City. Bonneville's motto is "Do good, do well, make a difference, and have fun." In addition to competing aggressively in major-market broadcasting by structuring its business model on the three principles of building its people, making a difference in the community, and meeting aggressive financial goals, Bonneville has a tradition of award-winning commitment to the communities it serves.

The NAB Education Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the public interest in supporting and advocating: education and training programs, strategies to increase diversity, initiatives stressing the importance of the First Amendment, community service, philanthropy and timely broadcasting issues.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is a trade association that advocates on behalf of more than 8,300 free, local radio and television stations and also broadcast networks before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the Courts. Information about NAB can be found at