Published: Sep 7, 2005
The University of Tampa is receiving more than a dozen inquiries a day from
New Orleans area college students displaced by Hurricane Katrina. So far, one
student has elected to attend UT, and some have been referred to other
Alberto J. Martinez, also of Tampa, entered UT this week,
and signed up for two courses. The cellular and molecular biology major was in
his third year at Tulane, and said he intends to return to the school after New
Orleans recovers. He is a 2003 graduate of Jesuit High School.
president of enrollment, Barbara Strickler, said, “We are receiving many calls
each day from local students, as well as students who have been displaced all up
and down the east coast.
“We are helping them however we can. If we don’t
have their program or the courses they need, we assist them in exploring other
options, such as connecting them with officials at other universities that might
be a better match."
Meanwhile, the campus is busy with blood drives, food
campaigns and other initiatives aimed at helping victims of the
• The John H. Sykes College of Business is coordinating a
relief effort to help a Louisiana shelter.
• Student groups, including
the Student Activities office, are collecting monetary donations for the
American Red Cross.
• Student athlete advisory committee members
collected donations for the American Red Cross during Friday's men's soccer
• A UT Facilities Management team and truck have been authorized to
assist at Dillard University in New Orleans.
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