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For Immediate Release 

August 24, 2011


Shaw Administration Meets With Emergency Preparedness Personnel 

Administration and Staff Prep for Hurricane Irene 


(Raleigh, NC) – Shaw University administrators, staff, and other key personnel met Tuesday with officials from North Carolina Emergency Management to help prepare for the possible arrival of Hurricane Irene.  Irene, which is currently a Category 2 storm in the South Atlantic, could be felt as early as Friday on the Shaw campus.

Alan Byrd and Dorothy Henderson of NCEM addressed over two dozen key Shaw personnel on a variety of topics from communicating emergency information to procedural issues concerning the aftermath of any crisis. 

Procedures were reviewed and will be communicated to Shaw family members within the next day or two and will be posted on  Shaw’s emergency management team reviewed contact procedures, meeting protocols, and transportation preparedness.

The emergency management team is monitoring the track of the storm to better predict the likely impact on the campus, students, and surrounding area.

 8/11 Emergency Preparedness 

 Dorothy Henderson (standing left) and Alan Byrd (standing right) of North Carolina Emergency Management with members of the Shaw University administration.




Shaw University was founded in 1865 and is the oldest historically black university in the south. Shaw University is a private, co-educational liberal arts University, that awards degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The primary mission of Shaw University is teaching with the commitment to maintain excellence in research and academic programs that foster intellectual enhancement and technological skills.