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318 869-5120

318 841-7266


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

See also
After Hurricane, Dillard Issues Status Report
Centenary's Enrollment Period Extended to Sept. 6
Snapshots of Dillard University Hurricane Evacuees at Centenary

President's Advisory
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. 30, 2005.

"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 Katrina.

"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."

Ken Schwab

See also Centenary Office of Church Relations Advisory

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