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US WEST HONORED FOR IMPROVING EDUCATION

US WEST has been cited by the Conference Board as one of the six leading American firms in terms of efforts to improve education.

The Conference Board presented an award to the US WEST Foundation during the board's eighth business/education conference in Chicago recently.Five other companies recognized for efforts in behalf of education were Champion International, Motorola, J.C. Penney, Procter and Gamble and Union Mutual Insurance Co.

"We're obviously pleased to receive this award," said Dick McCormick, president and chief executive officer of US WEST. "It validates the attention we give to this critical need of our country - that of improving the educational opportunities for our children."