Provides at no charge tuition, room and board to displaced students

Aurora, New York - Wells College President Lisa Marsh Ryerson expresses her deep concern for the Gulf region colleges and universities devastated by Hur ricane Katrina. In keeping with Wells' commitment to making higher educatio n accessible, the College will assist displaced students. Through September 12, Wells College will accept as many as 15 students for the Fall 2005 seme ster into its undergraduate liberal arts programs with no application, tuiti on, or room and board fees, providing these costs have already been paid to an accredited college or university located in the Gulf region. In addition, Wells will make room and board available to neighboring upstate New York co lleges and universities who are enrolling displaced students but may need as sistance with housing. Interested students should contact Vice President for Academic Affairs Ellen Hall via email: ehall@wells.edu or telephone: 315/364-3241.

For more information about how Wells College is assisting students displaced by Hurricane Katrina, contact Kelly Tehan, communications director, at 315/ 364-3260.

Wells College is a four-year, private liberal arts college located in Aurora , New York, on the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake. It was established in 1868 by Henry Wells, founder of Wells Fargo and the American Express Company. Wel ls boasts small class sizes, an extensive experiential learning program, a d iverse study abroad program, and cross-enrollment with both Cornell University and Ithaca College. The academic program allows students substantial free dom to create individually unique educational experiences. In addition to be coming coeducational in Fall 2005, the College is strengthening its off-camp us study programs, introducing new initiatives in its Book Arts Center, and expanding its athletics programs.


Kelly B. Tehan
Communications Director
Pettibone House
Wells College
Aurora, NY 13026
315/364-3362 (fax)