Katrina Group January 2010

The Bucknell Katrina Recovery Team is shown here in front of the New Orleans Port Authority administration building during their recent trip to Louisiana. Jim Reese, Class of 1969, in the baseball cap on the left, talked with the group on January 17. The Port Authority marketing employee, spoke with the students about his work and the recovery process following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Thousands of families remain displaced and the group of 26 Bucknell volunteers helped with home rebuilding efforts during a week-long service-learning experience.

Katrina - Cemetary Tour

Members of the Bucknell Katrina Recovery Team listen to Ron Bechet, a New Orleans resident and Xavier University professor, talk about "cities of the dead" while visiting St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 in New Orleans. The group of 26 volunteers participated in home-rebuilding efforts during the service-learning trip in January. They also explored cultural sites in the city that was devastated by Hurricane Katrina and the failure of the levee system in 2005.

Katrina - Charlies Angels

Nina Olivetti, '10, Emily Prentiss, '10, Anna Uehara, '12, mug for the camera while working in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, wih Habitat for Humanity. The eighth delegation of Bucknell volunteers traveled to the Gulf Coast region with the Katrina Recovery Team in January to help with home-rebuilding in the area.

Katrina - Cindy Siu

Cindy Siu, Class of 2010, operates a screw gun while fastening dry wall in a structure in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Cindy was one of the student co-leaders on the Katrina Recovery Team in January. She was among 26 Bucknell volunteers who worked to get displaced residents in New Orleans and St. Bernard back into their homes during break.

Katrina - on the Mississippi

Patrick Calamare, Class of 2013, Sowande Parkinson, Class of 2011, and Stefan Ivanovski, Class of 2012, catch a breeze aboard a Port Authority vessel in New Orleans. The students were part of the eighth delegation of the Katrina Recovery Team who traveled to Louisiana in January to help with home-rebuilding efforts. The group of 26 volunteers were treated to a short cruise on the Mississippi River by Bucknell grad Jim Reese, Class of 1969.