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

See also The (Shreveport) Times article "Volunteers Rally, Donations Gathered" at Times article and Times photos at The Times and the Centenary News Service Advisory on Aug. 28 at Advisory 1

Snapshots of Hurricane Katrina Evacuees from Dillard University at Centenary College of Louisiana
Sunday, Aug. 28 and Monday, Aug. 29

Television screen in the student lounge of the Fitness Center tells the story: Hurricane Katrina comes ashore near New Orleans, home of Dillard University.


Dillard University students, evacuated to Centenary College overnight on Saturday, Aug. 27, watch the news coverage unfold at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 29, in the Centenary Fitness Center.

Evacuated Dillard students catch some Zs on the gymnasium floor of the Fitness Center.


Administrators from Dillard and Centenary discuss logistics on Monday in the Fitness Center.


During a Sunday afternoon assembly, Dillard students who lost all their belongings in a bus fire were asked to stand.


Centenary student volunteers look over clothing donated through an outpouring of community support.


Students whose belongings were burned lined up in the Gold Dome to choose clothing and toiletry items before picking up donated pillows.


A Dillard student housed in the Gold Dome takes advantage of some fresh fruit contributed by concerned community members.


At 8 a.m. Sunday, Dillard student Tahirah Rasheed of Oakland, Calif., waits to talk on a live broadcast with Chris Redford of KTBS-TV Channel 3. Ms. Rasheed took video of the chartered bus that caught fire during the evacuation trip from New Orleans to Shreveport.

Photos by Peggy Cooper and Lynn Stewart, Centenary News Service

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