04/25/05 9:09 am Age: 10 yrs

Alumnus Forrest Preston

By: Kristi Spurgeon

to speak at WWC

The founder of one of the nation's leading providers of long-term health care residences is speaking at Walla Walla College.

Forrest L. Preston, founder and chairman of Life Care Centers of America, will present "And Then Some" on Friday, April 29, at 2 p.m. in the Physics Lecture Hall, Room 104, in Kretschmar Hall.

Preston will speak about his personal experience of founding the company in 1976 and leading its growth to include more than 260 facilities nationwide. He will also speak about "going the extra mile" in life and business.

Life Care Centers includes skilled nursing, assisted living, retirement, home care and Alzheimer's centers in 28 states - from Massachusetts on the Eastern Seaboard to Hilo, Hawaii, in the West. The company is based in Cleveland, Tenn.

Preston's background includes extensive experience in marketing, public relations, health care and insurance. He received his formal education at Walla Walla College, Oregon State University, and the California College of Medical Technology.

 


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