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Clarke to Offer Assistance to Area Students Affected by Hurricane Katrina

posted on September 2, 2005

In a continued effort to assist with Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, Clarke College announced today that it will open its doors to tri-state area students who were enrolled in colleges affected by the disaster.

Clarke will accept up to 10 students originally from the tri-state area, including communities within 100 miles of Clarke, to begin courses this fall. Students may also choose to begin courses in October through Clarke’s TimeSaver Program. Every student must be in good standing and will hold visiting-student status.

To accommodate these students, the College will waive all fees and accept students with the federal aid, if any, they have been awarded. If necessary, Clarke will assist the students with housing. Clarke faculty and staff members have volunteered to support these students with books, housing, etc.

Parents or family members interested in enrolling their child or relative through this program, should contact Clarke Director of Admissions Sharon Lyons at (563)588-6316, (800)383-2345, or by e-mail at admissions@clarke.edu.

“Clarke College has always been a community of people who live the mission of the College – which includes serving others,” said Clarke President Catherine Dunn, BVM, Ph.D. “We hope that by opening our doors to area students affected by this tragedy, we can provide a safe, comforting atmosphere as they continue their education and slowly return to some sense of normalcy.”

For more information on Clarke’s hurricane relief efforts, visit www.clarke.edu/katrina. Media requesting more information should contact the Clarke College Public Relations Office at (563)588-6318.

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