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Timothy KoogleU.Va. Alumnus, Class of '73
Yahoo CEO Timothy Koogle to Speak at May Valediction

January 22, 2001 -- Timothy A. Koogle, chairman and CEO of Yahoo Inc., a world leader in Internet communications, has been chosen by the University of Virginia's Class of 2001 to be the featured speaker at Valedictory Exercises May 19 during graduation weekend.

Koogle, one of the Internet's most successful entrepreneurs, graduated at the top of his engineering class at U.Va. in 1973. For the past two years Business Week magazine has named him one of its top 25 executives of the year. He is responsible for transforming Yahoo, originally a small operation that featured a directory of Web sites, into a global Internet communications company that offers a comprehensive network of services.

When he joined Yahoo in 1995, a year after it started, Koogle developed the model that every major Internet search engine has followed: make the site free to users and support it with advertising. He helped turn Yahoo into one of the Internet's best known names, at the same time making it profitable.

Koogle returned to Charlottesville in November 1999 to be a participant in U.Va.'s e-summit@virginia, a two-day gathering of University alumni who have become leaders in new technology.

For more information call Drew Davis, class president, at (804) 825-2284 or Ade Patton, committee chairperson, at (804) 982-6062.

Contact: Katherine Jackson, (804) 924-3629.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: please contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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