05.13.1997Corporate

NYNEX Helps Realize College Dreams for 144 New York Students

May 13, 1997


CONTACT: NYNEX Roy Cosme (212) 395-6569


NYNEX Foundation News


NYNEX Helps Realize College Dreams for 144 New York Students


NYNEX Scholarship Program Totals $1.4 million


NEW YORK, NY -- The NYNEX Foundation will award $315,000 in college scholarships
to 144 New York high school students at a special ceremony on Wednesday, May 14,
at the Fashion Institute of Technology.


The second annual NYNEX Diversity Scholarship Awards -- part of a $1.4 million
overall scholarship program -- are aimed at providing opportunities to students from
diverse cultural, ethnic, socio-economic, educational and special needs backgrounds.
Recipients of the scholarships were selected based on their academic achievements,
community activities and leadership skills. They will receive individual scholarships
ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.


"NYNEX is committed to preparing the work force of the future to help
our nation succeed in a highly competitive global economy," said Donald Reed,
President and Group Executive, NYNEX External Affairs and Corporate Communications.
"We are proud to play a part in encouraging our youth to pursue their dreams
through education and positioning them for successful careers."


Students from Buffalo to Brooklyn are represented in the group of scholarship
winners. As part of the company's recognition of the students' accomplishments, they
will be featured in the NYNEX Hall of Fame on the NYNEX Foundation website the night
of the awards ceremony. Digitized photos of the recipients will be accessible via
the website located at www.nynexfoundation.com. (A complete list of winners from
throughout the state is attached.)


The goal of the NYNEX Diversity Scholarship program is to provide opportunities
to students from diverse cultural, ethnic, socio-economic, educational and special
needs backgrounds to attend college or an accredited technical institute of their
choice. Over 250 individual awards are granted throughout the NYNEX territory by
the NYNEX Foundation. These include corporate contributions to the United Negro College
Fund, the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, National Hispanic
Scholarship Fund, Independent College Fund of New York, American Indian College Fund
and the Citizen's Scholarship Foundation of America's Dollars for Scholars program.


The NYNEX Foundation administers all domestic and international philanthropic
grants on behalf of NYNEX. The Foundation's philanthropic emphasis is on providing
safe havens for youth and grants to education, arts and human services.


NYNEX and Bell Atlantic recently announced a new $50 million initiative as
part of the President's Summit for America's Future. The two companies will support
multi-faceted after-school programs that provide "safe havens" for children,
during their most vulnerable after-school hours, in thirteen North Atlantic states.


Additional information on the NYNEX Foundation is available on the Internet
at
www.nynexfoundation.com.


NYNEX is a global communications and media corporation that provides a full
range of services in the northeastern United States and high-growth markets around
the world, including the United Kingdom, Thailand, Gibraltar, Greece, Indonesia,
the Philippines, Poland, and the Czech and Slovak Republics. The corporation is a
leader in telecommunications, wireless communications, directory publishing and video
entertainment and information services. NYNEX is also managing sponsor of FLAG --
Fiberoptic Link Around the Globe -- the world's longest undersea fiber optic communications
cable.


NYNEX news releases are available on the Internet at http://www.ba.com/nr/pastnews.html
or via fax for no charge at 1-800-331-1214.


NYNEX DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS -- NEW YORK


Albany, NY

Dorothy Weiss


Amherst, NY

Yanjie Qi


Baldwinsville, NY

Courtney M. Kimball


Batavia, NY

Rebecca L. Burns


Bay Shore, NY

Jasmine L. Gaillard

Lucy Montalvo

Perry J. Sorrentino


Bayside, NY

Grace H. Lee


Binghamton, NY

Sara J. Gould


Brentwood, NY

Tracey Pryor


Bronx, NY

Aaron Atkinson

Latanya Brandon

Elizabeth Goergen

Antoinette Motayne

James Mwape

Shavon Norris

Curt Phillips

Lamin Samateh


Brooklyn, NY

Christopher B. Archie

Abigail Bibb

Rommel A. Celleri

Yang Chen

Kemesha L. Delisser

Tina M. Dolman

Ifeoma N. Ebo

Cleveland R. Edwards

Kevin M. Edwards

Jelani Ellis

Christina Flores

Judith D. Flores

Ala Goldberg

Kaline X. Graham

Jennifer M. Gutierrez

Susan Haylin

Michelai L. Sancho

Joy P. Sanders

Jesse M. Shapiro

Gloribell Taveras

Jose Vargas


Buffalo, NY

Keith Hearon

Patricia R. Knapp


Cairo, NY

Erin Benson


Canaseraga, NY

Unania Berry


Canastota, NY

Kara Sterling


Carmel, NY

Courtney M. Williams


Cato, NY

James S. Christie


Chazy, NY

Laurie Downs


Chestnut Ridge, NY

Eric T. Spieler


Corona, NY

Rahjia Young


Davenport, NY

Crystal Hamm


Deer Park, NY

Rupa A. Patel


Dewitt, NY

Hassan M. Ahmad


Dresden, NY

Judy Lewis


East Elmhurst, NY

Eva Daniels

Jason Gamble

Deirdre-Ann Perry


East Greenbush, NY

Rajan Chahal


East Northport, NY

Jennifer Yee


East Syracuse, NY

Steven E. Finch


Elizabethtown, NY

Christopher W. Haseltine


Endicott, NY

Quincey Adams


Flushing, NY

Edward J. Perez-Cortes


Forest Hills,

NY David S. Chau


Franklin, NY

Kellie M. Nightingale


Freeport, NY

Tonya N. Walker


Gansevoort, NY

Lauren M. Dillon


Hannibal, NY

Brandon Weaver


Hicksville, NY

Peter Chang


Hogansburg, NY

Peter Davey

Amber McDonald

Kaherisak Henry


Holtsville, NY

Joseph R. Negron


Islip, NY

Konstadinos J. Spyris


Jamaica, NY

Derrick Boykin

Chevonda E. Callender


Jordon, NY

Sacha DeForest


Knox, NY

Elizabeth M. Hoover


Lake Ronkonkoma, NY

Adrienne M. Lyons


Laurelton, NY

Rochelle Sims


Levittown, NY

Elizabeth Keating Margarita A. Romero


Lewiston, NY

Levi P. Rickard


Lindenhurst, NY

Joy M. Derenthal


Long Beach, NY

Nanda D. Persaud


Massapequa, NY

Resa K. Schlossberg


Mount Kisco, NY

Kyung E. Lee


Mount Vernon, NY

Roxanne S. Haynes

Krystal M. Poinsette


Nedrow, NY

Joyce Lewis


New Hyde Park, NY

Gerald Tam


New Paltz, NY

Jorinda Archord

April B. Coughlin


New Rochelle, NY

Melanie A. Harris

Tara Breau


New York, NY

Ronald Alonzo

Adita Arya

Sean Bell

Jose G. Breton

Selena Cruye

Rosanna DeLaCruz

Maritza Martinez

Jose W. Melendez

Christina J. Min

Elsie Otero

Regner Peralta

Brooke J. Silverbrand

Dwayne Walker


Niagara Falls, NY

Nicole Bedgood

Jessica A. Trapasso


Olean, NY

Wendy R. Graczyk


Oneida, NY

Adam Obomsawin

Sarah Meannette Phillips


Oneonta, NY

Janna Shue


Otego, NY

Jessica Haney


Peekskill, NY

Kwasi G. Mireku


Penfield, NY

Garland F. Sweeny, Jr.


Piermont, NY

Lillian E. Marsh


Pleasantville,NY

Judy J. Sue


Port Byron, NY

Melissa Rozelle


Queens, NY

Jason Brown

Josef L. Toussaint


Randolph, NY

Jessica John


Red Hook, NY

Richard Chris John


Rego Park, NY

Yana Pecherskaya


Ridgewood, NY

Librado Sanchez

Mayra Vera


Rye, NY

Jean E. Roberts


Roosevelt, NY

Phillip Castle


St. Albans, NY

Warren E. Smith


Saratoga Springs, NY

Phuong Truong


Smithtown, NY

Janet Wiener


Staten Island, NY

Debra Stolfo


Stony Brook, NY

Joyce H. Chen


Suffern, NY

Vincent Benedetto


Syosset, NY

Emily Liao


Tappan, NY

Flora S. Kim


Tarrytown, NY

James W. Daniels

Onofrio Pirrotta


Tully, NY

Jessica L. Hayes


Utica, NY

Starr Rae Wooden


Wantagh, NY

Kelly Dease


Williamsville, NY

Divya Srivastava


Woodside, NY

Alicea Castellanos