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Loyola Students Helped Local Buisnesses Recover in the Aftermath of Katrina

Loyola press release - August 24, 2006

(New Orleans) -- Loyola Corps, an organization created by Loyola business students, alumni and the Loyola Small Business Development Center to help aid New Orleans recover, reached out to local businesses in the aftermath of the hurricane.

More than 140 undergraduate and graduate business students volunteered and offered services that ranged from accounting, the creation of business plans, and developing commercial websites to tasks such as finding new employees and creating internships that would reduce business cost.

Other volunteers included several student groups that took on group projects and several class projects. Student groups included Delta Sigma Pi, business fraternity; Students in Free Enterprise; Alpha Kappa Psi, business fraternity; and PRSSA, Public Relations Student Society of America.

More than 125 businesses inquired into help through the Loyola Corps. At a minimum, all were assigned a counselor through Loyola’s Small Business Development Center, and through the intake process 77 of these were referred to student volunteer activities. About half of those referred were offered services that were beneficial to their recovery. For more information, please call the Office of Public Affairs at (504) 861-5888. The City Business article from April 3, 2006 can be found at: http://www.neworleanscitybusiness.com/viewStory.cfm?recID=15195