UW-Parkside joins hurricane relief effort
UW-Parkside joins UW System efforts to aid hurricane victims
University note: The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is joining in the UW System's efforts to help students whose education has been interrupted by Hurricane Katrina. Students are invited to contact Admissions Director Matt Jensen (firstname.lastname@example.org, 262-595-2355) to receive expedited admission information. Students and families can learn more about the campus by visiting www.uwp.edu keyword admissions.
MADISON--University of Wisconsin System campus communities are offering support to students affected by the effects of Hurricane Katrina, President Kevin P. Reilly said Friday.
"Many UW campuses are offering ways to help college students and others whose lives have been ripped apart by this ongoing disaster," Reilly said. "I believe the resources we can offer as a community of higher education will help many of the victims to recover and move forward."
Reilly noted that several UW campuses are prepared to welcome students enrolled in colleges or universities that are closed because of damage from the hurricane. For example, UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Waukesha, and UW-Whitewater are working to help students with opportunities to earn college credits that can be easily transferred to their schools once they reopen, as well as assistance with financial aid and housing arrangements.
The UW System Higher Education Location Program, or UW HELP, is ready to answer questions and connect students with specific UW campuses who can serve their needs. UW HELP can be reached at 1-800-442-6459 or at http://uwhelp.wisconsin.edu
"I thank UW campuses for stepping up to offer these students a chance to recover and maintain their footing on the path of higher education," Reilly said. "We are working systemwide to do as much as we possibly can, which is why we've engaged our UW HELP toll-free hotline as a central resource that can respond to inquiries and calls for assistance."
UW campuses are also raising donations and providing aid for students and families whose homes have been destroyed by the storm, as well as for National Guard members called to duty.
"The students and staff who have been called to help in the relief efforts have the backing of the entire UW System, and we thank them for their service to this worthy cause." Reilly said. "I hope our efforts here in Wisconsin will make these life-altering circumstances a little less painful for the hurricane's victims. Our hearts go out to each of the families affected by this disaster, and we are here to do what we can to help."
For more information on campus efforts, visit http://www.wisconsin.edu