Saturday, December 24, 2005

HOOK 'EM: Christmas after the floods

As we all know, Hurricane Katrina (and Rita) has left many homeless in New Orleans, Texas. While the rest of U.S is celebrating the Christmas holidays in all excitement, the families from New Orleans , some still struggling to make new homes, some haunted by the loved ones they had to leave behind while the hurricane struck, are in no Christmas mood.

Earlier this year, as the hurricane survivors migrated from New Orleans to Austin, Houston etc., McCombs took in a dozen Tulane students to help them continue with their graduate education at UT, using a transfer credit from McCombs to earn a Tulane MBA. This was a well appreciated move by our Dean, and our career services brought the Tulanes access to our recruiting system, career fairs and on-campus presentations, just like any other McCombs MBA.

So, they were here all through this semester, I hope they enjoyed their stay at McCombs. Now its the time for them to go back to New Orleans, to continue their education there and work towards rebuilding the New Orleans city. And guess what, while they were leaving they expressed their gratitude by promising to cheer for the Texas Longhorns in the upcoming Rose Bowl Championship !! Hook 'em Horns!



Anonymous Engin said...

You are right, Catrina has left so many sad stories behind. But we hope that 2006 brings more joy and happiness for those who were struck by the hurricane.
By the way, since we have Tulanes support behind us, let the first joy be the Longhorn's victory..!

Hook'em horns


1:02 AM  
Blogger Padmanaban Kumar (paddu) said...

Yes, all set for the Rose Bowl match a week from today, Hook' em!

11:56 PM  
Anonymous engin said...

We did it man, WE DID IT....

9:19 PM  
Blogger Padmanaban Kumar (paddu) said...

The sad thing is that, it may not repeat since Vince has gone pro...

Yet, once a national champion, forever the pride!

6:15 PM  
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