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09-02-2005

Clarkson Opens Doors To College Students Impacted by Hurricane Katrina

Clarkson University is reaching out to Hurricane Katrina victims by extending an offer of immediate enrollment of up to 20 students from Gulf area universities closed or severely impacted by the storm. Clarkson is making the offer to those students who can be academically successful in its programs in business, engineering, the arts & science, and health sciences.

”The University is extending this helping hand and extending our deepest sympathies to the thousands of Americans in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama devastated by this disaster,” remarked Clarkson President, Tony Collins. 

Clarkson is offering to expedite the admission process and enroll those students who have paid their fall semester tuition to one of the institutions in the hurricane region.  University students in those areas can contact the Clarkson Transfer Admission Office at 800-527-6577.for additional information.

“We are aware of at least 85 Clarkson Alumni living in Gulf region,” added Collins. “Should they require it, we are prepared to offer assistance in relocation, employment opportunities, and university schooling this fall for their children.” 

Clarkson is galvanizing their thousands of alumni to help their own.   A Message went out across the country yesterday encouraging anyone aware of fellow alums in need in the Gulf area to contact the University at: alumni@clarkson.edu or 315-268-6467.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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