THE IMAGINE AMERICA FOUNDATION TO HOST A PERFORMANCE BY ROCK N’ ROLL LEGENDS THE BEACH BOYS AT THE 2011 ASSOCIATION FOR PRIVATE SECTOR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES ANNUAL CONVENTION & EXPOSITION

Washington, D.C. (March 28, 2011) –The Imagine America Foundation (IAF) and the Association for Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) are pleased to announce that rock n’ roll legends the Beach Boys will perform at the 2011 APSCU Convention & Exposition in Grapevine, Texas.

The concert presented by ED MAP will be open to all attendants of the APSCU Convention, which will be held at the Gaylord Texan from June 6-8. The Beach Boys will perform on the evening of June 7. The APSCU convention is the largest annual gathering of career college executives and professionals, attracting more than 1,600 attendees in the career education postsecondary education market.

“To be able to welcome the Beach Boys to help us celebrate our accomplishments over the last year is truly exciting,” said Robert L. Martin, President of the Imagine America Foundation. “We’re also pleased to open the performance to everyone attending the convention. Thatwouldn’t be possible without tremendous support from our sponsors at ED MAP in cooperation with APSCU.”

Inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, the Beach Boys are a legendary California, surf-rock band that has had 36 United States Top 40 hits – the most by an American rock band – and four number-one singles.The band was founded in 1961 in Hawthorne, California and is often referred to as

"America's Band." In 2004, Rolling Stone listed The Beach Boys at number 12 on their 2004 list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time.”

“The Imagine America Foundation offers tremendous opportunities to career college students through its various scholarship programs,” said Dr. Michael Mark, Chief Executive Officer of ED MAP. “It’s our pleasure to celebrate the Foundation’s successes with a live performance from one of the greatest rock n’ roll bands of all time.”

The traditional Imagine America LDRSHIP Award and Lifetime Achievement Award ceremonies will also take place during the convention.

For more information about the Beach Boys performance or the Foundation’s Annual Gala/concert, please contact the Foundation at scholarships@imagine-america.orgor 202.336.6800.


About the Imagine America Foundation
The Imagine America Foundation (IAF), established in 1982, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing scholarships for education, research and training support for the career college sector. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided over $50 million in scholarship and award support for graduating high school seniors, adult learners and U.S. military personnel attending career colleges nationwide through its award-winning Imagine America® programs. The Foundation also publishes vital research publications for the higher education sector, honors achievement in career education and offers faculty development training. For more information about the Imagine America Foundation’s programs, please visit www.imagine-america.org.

About ED MAP, Inc.
ED MAP tailors full-service bookstore solutions incorporating eBooks, custom materials, print textbooks and educational supplies. ED MAP helps higher education institutions achieve academic and financial goals by streamlining textbook adoption and fulfillment processes, integrating systems, providing flexible voucher/promotion capabilities and helping develop and implement digital migration strategies. Relationships, transparency and our dedicated staff are the hallmarks of ED MAP’s customer service. ED MAP is proud to serve APSCU members.For more information about ED MAP’s product and services, please visit www.edmap.com.


Contact: Robert L. Martin, President, Imagine America Foundation
Phone: (202) 336-6758
E-mail: bobm@imagine-america.org