Journey of Hope - Haiti

Journey of Hope - Haiti

In January 2010, 12 Lynn University students and two faculty members visited Haiti as part of a humanitarian course called Journey of Hope. They served the poor and brought hope to countless people with visits to a children’s handicapped home and an all-girls orphanage.

Following their service on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Port-au-Prince. It devastated the island and took the lives of four of the 12 Lynn students and both faculty members.

  • Stephanie Crispinelli
  • Britney Gengel
  • Christine Gianacaci
  • Courtney Hayes
  • Dr. Patrick Hartwick
  • Dr. Richard Bruno

On March 16, 2012, Lynn unveiled a memorial for these beloved members of the campus community - Remembrance Plaza - a shimmering memorial of water, light and stone at the heart of campus.

Lynn also honors the Journey of Hope legacy during January Term through its annual Knights Unite Day of Caring, a single day of service that began Jan. 12, 2011, and the Citizenship Project. Over the past three years, participants packed and delivered 2,000 Comfort Cases for children in foster care.

Families carry on the legacies of their loved ones in many ways, from creating funds and scholarships to building schools and running an orphanage in Haiti.