Saint Martin’s University in Washington State invites students displaced by Hurricane Katrina

Sept. 20, 2005

Lacey, Wash. – Saint Martin’s University has received two students who were displaced by Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath in Louisiana. Several universities and colleges in the Southeast remain closed indefinitely since the storm.

Provisions have been made by Saint Martin’s for their tuition and room, and by the university’s food service, Sodexho, for their board. One of the students, a junior majoring in business administration, has arrived with only a few items of clothing. He is in need of clothes, especially seasonal clothes, personal items, items for his dorm room, computer, books and more. He also will need help with transportation and would like to find part-time employment near the university. Previously a pitcher on his school’s baseball team, he will be playing on the Saint Martin’s team and also needs athletic gear.

Saint Martin’s is seeking assistance from the community to help this student with these items that will help support his transition to a new school, new climate and new area.

Those who would like to help with gift cards or other assistance can contact Melanie Richardson, Saint Martin’s dean of students, at (360) 438-4367; mrichardson@stmartin.edu.

Anyone interested in helping the student with athletic gear is asked to contact Saint Martin’s Baseball Coach Joe Dominiak, (360) 438-4531; jdominiak@stmartin.edu.

Melanie Richardson
Dean of Students
360-438-4367; mrichardson@stmartin.edu

Deanna Partlow
Media relations coordinator
360-438-4541; dpartlow@stmartin.edu