FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (8/30/05)
Contact: Lynn Stewart, Centenary News Service, 318-869-5120
Hurricane, Dillard Issues Status Report
Enrollment Period Extended to Sept. 6
of Dillard University Hurricane Evacuees at Centenary
Concerning the Dillard University/Hurricane Katrina Evacuees at Centenary
The following is the text of an advisory sent by Centenary
President Kenneth L. Schwab to the Centenary community on Tuesday, Aug.
"We have spoken today with Dillard University officials and it has
been determined that it will be some time before the Dillard campus in
New Orleans will reopen following the widespread damage caused by Hurricane
"Therefore, the focus concerning the evacuees now at Centenary is
to identify places for these students and to channel contributions toward
their relocation effort. Already many of the students have returned to
their hometowns. A chartered bus today has taken some 50
students to the Dallas area and another is planned to go to Chicago, with
drop-off stops along the way.
"Still there are students from other remote locations, many from
overseas and many who cannot return to homes in the New Orleans area.
To assist them, we have set up an account here at Centenary College to
help with relocation and expenses related to their dilemma. The office
of the Director of Athletics in the Gold Dome will receive contributions.
Checks should be made out to Centenary College, with "For Dillard
Expenses" noted on the memo line.
"The Centenary community and the community at large have turned
out in force to provide clothing, toiletries, bedding, snacks and services
for the Dillard evacuees, who are extremely grateful for the outpouring
of community support.
"We continue to get inquiries about their needs. Please inform anyone
who asks that monetary donations are now the greatest need and, along
with our thanks, direct them to the main office in the Gold Dome.
"Many on our campus have reached out to assist our visitors from
Dillard.and I want to thank our entire community for all that is being
done to support those in need because of this hurricane."
See also Centenary Office of Church Relations Advisory
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