September 29, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: Sept. 29, 2005
CONTACT: Michael Castellon, email@example.com
Lubbock – University students affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita are expected to benefit from a fund-raising initiative launched at the Texas Tech Rawls College of Business. The initiative will include a welcoming ceremony for 24 students displaced by the hurricanes who now attend the college.
The Rawls Graduate Association will host a donation booth within the college’s rotunda. The association will accept monetary donations, new clothing, canned food, cooking utensils, silverware, kitchen towels and plastic cups and bowls. The fundraiser will be held daily from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m, Monday, Sept. 26 to Friday, Sept. 30.
On Friday, Oct. 7, at 2:30 p.m., a welcoming reception will be held at the Merket Alumni Center for 24 Louisiana students currently attending the Rawls College. The students are primarily comprised of women’s basketball and men’s baseball players from Tulane University.
Allen T. McInnes, dean of the Rawls College of Business, said the goal of the initiative is to welcome the new students to Texas Tech, as well as offer assistance to those affected by the hurricanes.
“The devastation caused by the hurricanes has put us in a position where we are able to extend a helping hand,” McInnes said. “While I know Lubbock is not where these students call home, we will try and make it feel that way for them.”
The event will be hosted by the CoBA Ambassadors and the Leadership Council.
CONTACT: Tanner Sykes, assistant, alumni and public relations, firstname.lastname@example.org, (806) 742-3940.
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