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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Oct. 8, 2010

S.T.A.T.S. to host second annual date auction

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Students Taking Action Through Service (S.T.A.T.S.) will host a date auction at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 in the J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom in honor of Dana Brown, a Northwest student who died in January.

"Dana was a student that exemplifies everything this scholarship stands for," S.T.A.T.S. President Jason Williams said. "She was an outstanding Northwest student."

During a date auction, a lineup of student participants is announced and the audience has an opportunity to bid on participants. All bids must be paid in cash. The host will read a biography for each participant, in addition to what prospective bidder can expect on a date.

Twenty student volunteers will be auctioned to others students for dates or activities including washing laundry, cooking or cleaning a dorm room.

This year marks the second annual date auction for S.T.A.T.S. The first auction resulted in a successful effort to raise money after the earthquake in Haiti. Proceeds from this year's auction will support the newly established Dana Brown Memorial Scholarship, which will be awarded to a prospective Northwest student who demonstrates academic excellence and commitment to community service.

For more information about the date auction or the Dana Brown Memorial Scholarship, contact Jason Williams at or 816.739.0586.

The mission of Students Taking Action Through Service is to encourage inner-city high school students to strive to gain a college education.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468