By Selena Stevens
been so impressed with the tremendous maturity of
this student body and the way they have reached out
to international students and handled this situation.
I feel like a proud parent today watching this presentation."
Lee T. Todd Jr.,
University of Kentucky
6, 2001 (Lexington, Ky.) -- University
of Kentucky Student Government President Tim Robinson
and UK President Lee T. Todd Jr. today presented $6,560.99
on behalf of UK students to the Bluegrass Area Chapter
of the American Red Cross. The money is from the Wildcat
Relief Fund, established by Student Government after
the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to allow students to
help victims' families.
students witnessed something that we adults had never
witnessed in our lives," Todd said. "I've been so
impressed with the tremendous maturity of this student
body and the way they have reached out to international
students and handled this situation. I feel like a
proud parent today watching this presentation."
said the Wildcat Relief Fund is just one of many ways
students have been involved in Sept. 11 efforts. Students
created a remembrance wall, volunteered assistance
to international students, donated blood and held
vigils of support and healing.
will never forget Sept. 11. It will always be etched
in our minds as a day we wish would never have happened,"
he said. "The fund-raising effort by the student body
represents the heart of what it means to be a Wildcat
- service to the community, the commonwealth and our
executive director of the Bluegrass chapter, and Bill
Hall, chairperson of chapter's board of directors,
accepted the donation on behalf of the American Red