Army Lt Gen shares Katrina experience with audience at KSU

KENNESAW — A U.S. Army lieutenant general credited with helping bring order to Louisiana,…

Georgia (Oct 30, 2012) — KENNESAW — A U.S. Army lieutenant general credited with helping bring order to Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 told Kennesaw State University students Monday that it may be up to them to restore normalcy in the wake of future disasters.

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Lt. Gen. Russell Honore spoke to students in KSU’s Emergency Preparedness Learning Community about his rescue efforts following the 2005 storm, which claimed around 1,800 lives. The program was formed to help first-year students prepare for a variety of emergencies.

Honore spoke to the students Monday about “creating a culture of preparedness in America,” a topic that is especially relevant as the nation watches Hurricane Sandy pummel the northeastern coast of the United States.

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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