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Former Educator Turned Hip-Hop Artist Dee-1 and Sallie Mae Bring ‘Dee-1’s Knowledge for College Tour’ to Houston

NEWARK, Del.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dee-1, the former middle school teacher turned hip-hop artist and motivational speaker, will meet with students from the Houston Independent School District on Friday, Oct. 6, as the last stop on the “Dee-1’s Knowledge for College Tour,” sponsored by Sallie Mae. Two students in the audience will each receive a $5,000 scholarship for college from Sallie Mae. Sallie Mae will also reveal a special donation to the Houston Independent School District to support hurricane relief efforts.

Born David Augustine, Dee-1 graduated from Louisiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. After graduating, he taught middle school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, before pursuing his musical dream and signing with RCA Inspiration records. With “Sallie Mae Back,” Dee-1 brought a new lyrical twist to the hip-hop world: the promotion of financial responsibility. He strives to be real, righteous, and relevant and to help young people achieve the dream of a higher education.

Houston is the last of six stops for “Dee-1’s Knowledge for College Tour.” During tour stops over the past two weeks in ClevelandIndianapolisAtlantaMilwaukee, and Philadelphia, Dee-1 interacted with and performed for over 5,000 students.

WHO:

Dee-1, former educator turned hip-hop artist and motivational speaker, in partnership with Sallie Mae, the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company.

WHAT:

“Dee-1’s Knowledge for College” Tour will visit the Houston Independent School District in Houston, where Dee-1 will meet with students to discuss the importance of planning for college. He will also perform his hit song, “Sallie Mae Back.” Two students at the event will each receive $5,000 scholarships from Sallie Mae. Sallie Mae will also reveal a special donation to the Houston Independent School District to support hurricane relief efforts.

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 6

9:15 – 10 a.m. CDT

WHERE:

The Power Center

12401 South Post Oak Rd.

Houston, Texas 77045

Contact: Trina Wright, 713-967-5231 x. 495

Join the conversation at #Dee1Knowledge and get started looking for scholarships at SallieMae.com/Dee1Knowledge.

For more information about saving, planning, and paying for college, visit SallieMae.com.

Sallie Mae (Nasdaq: SLM) is the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company. Whether college is a long way off or just around the corner, Sallie Mae offers products that promote responsible personal finance, including private education loans, Upromise rewards, scholarship search, college financial planning tools, and online retail banking. Learn more at SallieMae.com. Commonly known as Sallie Mae, SLM Corporation and its subsidiaries are not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America.

Contacts

Sallie Mae
Liz Margolis, 302-690-5293
[email protected]