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Contact: Lynn Stewart, Centenary News Service, 318-869-5120

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Candid Photos as Centenary Prepares to Receive Hurricane Evacuees from Dillard University

Student-made signs in the Centenary Fitness Center are posted in preparation for welcoming Dillard University students traveling to campus Sept. 14 to wait out Hurricane Ivan.


Haverty's Furniture loaned more than a dozen mattresses for the evacuation shelter at Centenary after it was learned that all emergency-agency cots had been depleted. Director of Public Safety Zeke Aull, who coordinated Centenary's shelter preparation efforts, is pictured at right.


Student volunteer totes a mattress.


Student Patrol member Andre Pitre receives air mattresses loaned by Golda Young and family, who were among scores of faculty, staff, students and trustees loaning bedding in preparation for an estimated 70 to 100 Dillard students and staff.


Student volunteers Meredith Davis (pictured) and Stephen Scarlato were among several who helped inflate the many air beds and mattresses on loan.


Chris Redford from KTBS-TV Channel 3 presented live reports for his station's 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts. He had hoped to interview incoming Dillard students, who left New Orleans at 1:30 p.m. and hoped to arrive by 8:30 p.m. Instead, the normal five-and-a-half- to six-hour drive took them 16 hours due to extremely heavy traffic. The Dillard group would arrive at 5 a.m.


Centenary fraternity members delivered several couches on loan from three nearby fraternity houses. Pictured (left to right) are Darren Gibbs, Jeremy Tan, Jason Holland and Andrew Barkley.

Photos by Lynn Stewart, Centenary News Service

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