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UTPA offers assistance to students affected by Hurricane Katrina
By Office of the President
Posted: 09/01/2005
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STATEMENT BY UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT:

The University of Texas-Pan American stands with the nation in expressing sorrow in this time of terrible tragedy in the areas affected by Hurricane Katrina. It is our understanding that colleges and universities in these devastated areas may take months to recover and rebuild and the University would like to offer a helping hand.

UTPA is ready and willing to accept students from Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama on an emergency basis. This invitation is open to students who were enrolling or were enrolled in colleges and universities in the area of greatest disaster impact and are likely to remain closed for an extended period.

– These emergency measures are temporary. Students will be accepted only for the fall semester if they contact us by Friday, Sept. 9, 2005.

– Interested students should contact Dr. Maggie Williams, dean of Admissions and Enrollment Services, 956/381-2482 or Dr. George Avellano, dean of the Graduate School and associate vice president for Academic Affairs, 956/381-3661.

– Students need to advise us that they are from the affected schools and are seeking admission due to the emergency situation at their current campus.

UTPA administrators are committed to doing all we can to accommodate the admission of students who may be victims of this natural disaster. UTPA students who have been affected by Hurricane Katrina are also encouraged to contact the Dean of Students office at 956/381-2262 for any type of assistance.

– Dr. Blandina Cárdenas, UTPA President