An MTSU student shed some light on the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian on a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
Host Gina Logue’s interview with Danario Deveaux, a senior actuarial science major from the Bahamas, first aired Sept. 17 on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and online at www.wmot.org. You can listen to their conversation above.
Deveaux, a native of the Bahamian capital of Nassau, said he is fortunate in that his family didn’t suffer casualties or property loss when Dorian roared through the Caribbean nation Sept. 1 and 2.
MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee, accompanied by Darrell Freeman, vice chair of the MTSU Board of Trustees, have flown three times to the Bahamas, as of Sept. 20, to deliver more than 12,000 pounds of supplies to the families of seven Bahamian students in the areas Dorian hit hardest — the Grand Bahama and Abaco islands.
So far the MTSU community has raised more than $70,000 for hurricane relief. Funding for the supplies came from the recently relaunched Raider Relief fund, which continues to accept donations at https://tinyurl.com/y4eqsjfr.
“People lost every single thing,” Deveaux said of the national devastation. “People lost their loved ones. They lost homes. They lost jobs, cars. It was like everything was taken away from them.”
Deveaux, who has made the Dean’s List at MTSU for the past three years, recently received the inaugural Atlantic Medical Insurance and Security and General Scholarship, which will pay the balance of his college costs up to $25,000.
To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at www.mtsunews.com.
For more information about the radio program, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.