While Hurricane Katrina’s most devastating impact was felt in the Gulf Coast region, the hurricane continues to have a significant effect on the Wittenberg campus.
Since August, the entire university community has continued to pull together to help victims of the hurricane, including sponsoring a number of benefit events and offering free fall tuition to students enrolled at colleges and universities closed in the region.
From a pancake breakfast, meal swap and blood drive sponsored by campus Greek organizations to university-wide collections for donations by students and student-athletes and a benefit concert by Associate Professor of Music Christopher Durrenberger, the efforts have provided thousands of dollars for the victims.
Two students also arrived at Wittenberg thanks to its offer, which waived tuition for the fall semester 2005. Adriana Betancourt, class of 2009, from Mandeville, La., and Tyler Brock, class of 2009, from Chicago, Ill., were both attending schools located in the affected area.
For more on Wittenberg’s relief efforts, visit the university’s
Web site at www.wittenberg.edu.