Lynn University Florida
It was a tragedy that didn’t just shock a university in Florida – it shocked the entire United States. When 12 students and two professors from Lynn University in Boca Raton travelled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti in January 2010, they wanted to contribute humanitarian aid on the University’s annual ‘Journey of Hope’. Instead they became victims of a natural disaster, when two days into their trip their hotel collapsed during an earthquake. Four students and the two professors were killed, sending the University community into mourning. A unique memorial was planned to honor the lives lost.