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Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Hosts Networking Discussion on Education, Sports and Leadership

Aug 20, 2010

Portland, OR —

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney announced today that in partnership with Self Enhancement Inc., it will host a networking reception focused on Education, Sports and Leadership in Portland, OR on Wednesday, August 25, 2010.

The event, which is open to the public with advance registration, will feature Sam Perkins, NBA Legend and Consultant to the NBA, Richard Lariviere, President, University of Oregon and Leo E. Lewis III, Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Development, University of Minnesota.  It will be moderated by Russ Lewis, Anchor, KGW News Channel 8, and co-hosted by Doug Kentfield, Western Division Director, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and Tony Hopson, Sr., President and CEO, Self Enhancement Inc.

"This event will provide a forum for participants to share and exchange ideas on education, sports and leadership," said Mr. Kentfield.  "I'd like to thank Self Enhancement, Inc. with whom we're honored and excited to be hosting this event."

Self Enhancement, Inc., (SEI) is a nonprofit organization helping at-risk African-American urban youth realize their potential.  In addition to achieving 100% high school graduation rates, more than 85% of graduates continue on to pursue higher education or occupational training - many being the first in their families to do so.  SEI has grown from a one-week summer basketball camp to an agency serving and changing the lives of thousands of students in the greater Portland, Oregon area each year, with plans to expand across the country.

"In SEI we believe that sports without education is a long-shot.," said Tony Hopson, President and CEO of Self Enhancement, Inc.  "It is a privilege to partner with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney to discuss how education, sports and leadership can provide the foundation for our youth to become positive contributing citizens."

About the Participants:

Sam Perkins started his career with the NBA as the fourth overall pick in 1984 by the Dallas Mavericks and is now a consultant to the league for Basketball Operations.  Mr. Perkins has a communications degree from North Carolina, where he was an All-American and still ranks as the Tar Heels' all-time rebounding leader with 1,167 boards.

Richard Lariviere became president of the University of Oregon on July 1, 2009.  Prior to that, he served as executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of Kansas from 2006 to 2009. Mr. Lariviere is a Fellow of the Institute of Innovation, Creativity & Capital in Austin, a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain, and a founding member of the Society for Design and Process Science.

Leo E. Lewis III, is currently the associate director of athletics and student athlete development at the University of Minnesota where he assists student-athletes with personal development, sports and skills training.  His professional football career was dedicated to the Minnesota Vikings where he played for 11 years before becoming a scout and then a member of the front office team where he served as director for player development until 2005.  Mr. Lewis is a graduate of the University of Missouri where he was a four-year letterman.

The event will take place on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. at Self Enhancement Inc. 3920 North Kerby Avenue Portland, OR, 97227.  Reservations are required for security access, and limited seating is available. Complimentary valet parking will be provided.  Please R.S.V.P. by August 22nd to or (914) 225-8305.

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