CU-COLORADO SPRINGS READY TO HELP IF FIRE WORSENS

June 21, 2002

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Tom Hutton

Margo Baker

CU-COLORADO SPRINGS

READY TO HELP IF FIRE WORSENS

COLORADO

SPRINGS, COLO — The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is ready

to help victims of the Hayman fire if additional evacuations are necessary.

University officials

today contacted representatives of relief agencies to advise of space

in the university’s Housing Village available to families evacuated

from homes in the path of Colorado’s largest wildfire.

About 54 beds are

available in the university’s apartment-style residence halls and will

be made available at no charge to fire victims. The university will

also offer reduced-price meals.

The agencies will

screen which families use the residence halls.

"The University

of Colorado at Colorado Springs is a community-oriented university,"

Chancellor Pam Shockley said. "We have many students, alumni and

employees from the Teller, Douglas and northern El Paso County areas

that are directly affected by this fire. We want to do what we can to

help."

Additionally, should it become necessary, the university is prepared

to open additional spaces such as the university gymnasium to assist

fire victims.

Already, two CU-Colorado

Springs police officers are assisting City of Woodland Park Police and

Teller County Sheriff’s Officers.

CU-Colorado Springs,

located on Austin Bluffs Parkway in northeast Colorado Springs, is the

fastest growing university in Colorado and one of the fastest growing

universities in the nation. The university offers 25 bachelor’s degrees,

17 master’s and two doctoral degrees. The campus enrolls about 7,000

students annually.

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