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Wofford College responds to Hurricane Katrina

September 5, 2005

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College is responding to those affected by Hurricane Katrina in a variety of ways.

The Office of Admission is working on a case-by-case basis to accommodate students enrolled in universities in the areas affected by the hurricane. At least two first-year students already have been accepted for classes this fall – Spartanburg students who had planned to attend Loyola University and Tulane University; other inquiries are being processed. For more information, please contact the Office of Admission at (864) 597-4130.

Numerous campus organizations have conducted or are planning fundraising activities, with the monies collected going toward hurricane relief. Wofford football fans attending the season opening on Saturday contributed $3,420 to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Katrina relief. Members of the Wofford women’s soccer team collected the funds. A collection for hurricane relief also was taken during the Sunday worship service.

Most of the efforts by campus organizations are being coordinated through Campus Ministry. For information, contact Dr. Ron Robinson, Perkins-Prothro Chaplain, at (864) 597-4051 or

A dozen or more Wofford students, including the current Campus Union president, are from the Gulf Coast region. All of them appear to have been able to return to campus for the first day of classes. The college staff is providing counseling services and other aid for them as needed.