Amy C. McClendon

 

 

Age: 19

 

Summary: visiting student at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana who was one of an estimated 18,000 displaced New Orleans students taken in by other colleges around the U.S. when she spent the fall of 2005 at Harvard University after Hurricane Katrina forced her and other students to leave Tulane for a semester (although New Orleans schools desperately need students to return next semester and pay tuition), who was a leader in students' efforts to convince Harvard to reverse its stated policy and allow visiting Tulane students to remain at Harvard in the fall because the University ultimately did not allow any of the visiting students to remain at Harvard after the fall semester, but said the students could apply for a transfer in the coming fall.

 

 

Cause of Death: Undisclosed causes

 

Born: January 16, 1987

 

Died: June 25, 2006

 

Location: Lacombe, Louisiana