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DATE:                October 25, 2004 (approved)

TO:                    Humboldt State University Campus Community

FROM:                Samantha Williams-Gray

                        President, Associated Students

SUBJECT:            The Grenada Relief Effort at Humboldt State University

On behalf of the Associated Students Council, I wish to express support for the Grenada Relief Effort at Humboldt State University.  The mission statement of the Associated Students affirms that the purpose of Associated Students is to:

Provide an official voice through which students’ opinions may be

expressed; foster awareness of these opinions both on and off campus;

assist in the protection of the rights and interests of the individual

student and the student body; provide services and programs as

deemed necessary by the corporation to meet the needs of the student

and campus community; and to stimulate the educational, social,

physical and cultural well-being of the University community.

The Associated Students recognize that during the years of 2000, 2001, and 2003, fifty Humboldt State University students participated in the Grenada Anthropological Field Schools.  In Grenada, these students were able to study the Mona Monkey in its natural environment; thus enriching their studies that directly pertains to their major at Humboldt State University.

The Associated Students also recognize that Dr. Mary Glenn, Professor in the Anthropology Department, organized the Grenada Disaster Relief Fund in order to assist the families that have befriended our Humboldt State University students.  When Hurricane Ivan hit the small island of Grenada, it left massive destruction and devastation in its tracks.  The residents, including the families that have supported our Humboldt State University students, are left without food, shelter, and clean water.  These families assisted our Humboldt State University students adapt to and learn from their new environment, and they ensure that students leave Grenada having an overall positive experience.

The Associated Students furthermore acknowledge and value the important efforts of students, faculty and staff to help the residents of Grenada in their recovery efforts after Hurricane Ivan.