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CCC to Offer Admission to Students Affected by Katrina

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

September 7, 2005 
For Immediate Release 

CCC to Offer Admission to Students Affected by Katrina           

PLATTSBURGH, NEW YORK – The Board of Trustees passed a resolution today to authorize the administration of Clinton Community College to offer admission to students affected by Hurricane Katrina with “No Cost to Student” tuition for Fall 2005 semester. 

The Board of Trustee’s decision was made in light of the terrible devastation in the Gulf Coast Region of the United States by Hurricane Katrina and the need to recognize the students in the ravaged areas to continue their educational pursuits. The resolution states further the recognition that many of these individuals will have suffered economic as well as physical losses. 

Dr. Maurice Hickey, president of the College, said “The faculty enthusiastically endorsed the resolution and the College will extend registration for these individuals.  We will bring them (students) in with no requirement of payment for tuition and fees, and work to get them enrolled so they can continue their studies.” 

“As a United States we need to assist, comfort and help each other, explained Nina Coolidge, chair of the CCC Board of Trustees. At Clinton, we are fortunate to be in a position to offer help to these students and as good citizens we should make every attempt to accommodate them.”  

Clinton Community College is a residential college of approximately 2400 students located on historic Bluff Point 2 ½ miles south of the City of Plattsburgh, New York.  Clinton is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.