Former Educator Turned Hip-Hop Artist Dee-1 and Sallie Mae Bring 'Dee-1's Knowledge for College Tour' to Philadelphia

Dee-1 Will Talk to High School Students About Planning for College in Partnership with Sallie Mae, the Inspiration for His Hit Song, 'Sallie Mae Back'

One Student at the Event Will Receive $5,000 for College from Sallie Mae

Dee-1 Will Also Hold a Public Meet-and-Greet Event in Downtown Philadelphia

Thursday, September 28, 2017 4:21 pm EDT

Dateline:

NEWARK, Del.

Public Company Information:

NASDAQ:
SLM

NEWARK, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dee-1, the former middle school teacher turned hip-hop artist and motivational speaker, will meet with students from George Washington High School in Philadelphia on Monday, Oct. 2, as part of “Dee-1’s Knowledge for College Tour," sponsored by Sallie Mae. One student in the audience will receive a $5,000 scholarship for college from Sallie Mae. Dee-1 will also host a public pop-up meet-and-greet event in Dilworth Park in front of Philadelphia’s City Hall.

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.

Philadelphia is one of six stops for “Dee-1’s Knowledge for College Tour.” During tour stops over the past two weeks in Cleveland, Indianapolis, Atlanta, and Milwaukee, Dee-1 interacted with and performed for nearly 4,000 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 George Washington High School in Philadelphia, 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.” One student at the event will receive a $5,000 scholarship from Sallie Mae. Dee-1 will also hold a pop-up meet-and-greet event in Dilworth Park in front of City Hall.

 

WHEN AND WHERE:

Monday, Oct. 2
8:50-10:10 a.m. EDT
George Washington High School
10175 Bustleton Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19116
Contact: Cathey White, 215-400-6728
Media encouraged to arrive at 8:30 a.m., use front entrance, and sign in at school office.

4-6 p.m.
Pop-Up Meet-and-Greet with Dee-1
Dilworth Park
1 S 15th St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
Contact: Liz Margolis, 302-690-5293
Media encouraged to arrive at 3:30 p.m.

 

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

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

Contact:

Sallie Mae
Liz Margolis, 302-451-0598
Elizabeth.Margolis@salliemae.com
or
Connor Peoples, 302-509-9367
Connor.Peoples@salliemae.com