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Message from UH Hilo administration on recent earthquake and tsunami in Samoa

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Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The following message is from Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Dr. Luoluo Hong:

“We’d like to extend our thoughts and prayers to those students and employees whose families have been affected by yesterday’s earthquake and tsunami in Samoa. The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo serves not only the State, but also the entire Pacific. As such, we regard Samoa as part of our extended `ohana. Various relief efforts are being planned by students, including the UH Hilo Samoan Club. For more information about how to contribute to their efforts, please contact Ginger Hamilton, Director of the Minority Access & Achievement Program, at In addition, students needing assistance to cope with the aftermath of this natural disaster should contact UH Hilo Counseling Services at 974-7399 to schedule an appointment with one of our professionals on staff.”

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