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Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS


University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC


Villanova University

Villanova, PA


Boise State University

Boise, ID


College of Charleston

Charleston, SC


DePaul University

Chicago, IL


Iowa State University

Ames, IA


James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA


Ohio University (Voinovich)

Athens, OH


Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA


Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--Camden

Camden, NJ


San Jose State University

San Jose, CA


University of Memphis

Memphis, TN


University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM


University of North Carolina--Greensboro

Greensboro, NC


University of Southern Maine (Muskie)

Portland, ME


University of Texas--Dallas

Richardson, TX


University of Vermont

Burlington, VT


Washington State University

Vancouver, WA


West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV


Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, OH


California State University--Long Beach

Long Beach, CA


California State University--Sacramento

Sacramento, CA


Evergreen State College

Olympia, WA


Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, GA