DETROIT, March 12, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq:CPWR) announced today that Chairman and CEO Peter Karmanos Jr. will be honored on Saturday at the American Hellenic Institute's national public service awards dinner in Washington, D.C.

"We are honoring Mr. Karmanos for his outstanding business achievements and for his dedicated philanthropy and general support of the Greek-American community," said AHI Executive Director Nick Larigakis.

"I am honored to be recognized by the American Hellenic Institute," Karmanos said. "My Greek heritage has been a great source of pride and inspiration, and I'm looking forward to many years of helping the AHI promote the interests of Greece and Greek Americans."

Karmanos, a native Detroiter, is the child of Greek immigrants who ran a small restaurant in northwest Detroit.

Karmanos will be one of five honorees. The others are John Aniston, the award-winning actor; Niki Leondakis, COO, Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants; Emanuel L. "Manny" Rouvelas, partner, K&L Gates LLP and supporter of Hellenic education and U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes, the Maryland Democrat.

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