Tuesday, June 01, 2004

College 'in the bag' for Washington infant
The Opelousas Daily World - Serving St. Landry Parish
William Johnson / Louisiana
Gannett News
Posted on May 31, 2004
"Lillian Albert of Washington holds her five-month-old son, Howard James Albert III, who is the recipient of a $25,000 scholarship from Mead Johnson Nutritionals, Inc. Howard James Albert III of Washington is only five months old, but his parents, Howard Jr. and Lillian Albert, are already planning his college career. ... Howard is the 16th recipient out of an anticipated 20 who will receive such scholarships through June 30.
[Now, you ask yourself, "Why is Mead Johnson giving away scholarships??" - JC] 'This is another example of our commitment to nourishing the potential of babies,' said Gail Wood with Mead Johnson Nutritionals. 'According to findings in the recent Enfamil LIPIL Smart Development Survey, 88 percent of new moms feel a college education is crucial to their child's ability to succeed later in life. 'However, only one third of moms surveyed are confident they will be able to afford the cost of tuition when the time comes. The ever-rising cost of a college education is a source of worry for many new parents.' [ Here it comes... - JC] When it comes time for Howard Albert III to hit the books, Enfamil, which Wood says contains a blend of additives that have been shown to promote brain and eye development, will get him off to a good start...." [Ah, there we go. To highlight Enfamil's ability to "promote brain and eye development" . Clever Mead Johnson. - JC]