Christine Gianacaci's body recovered

BOCA RATON - Lynn University officials have confirmed that the U.S. Department of State has notified the family of the passing of Christine Gianacaci. Christine was a sophomore from Hopewell, N.J.

Fourteen members of the Lynn community were in Haiti on a "Journey of Hope" service trip when a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck the island on Jan. 12. Eight (8) members of that group were evacuated from the country and returned to campus on Jan. 14. Two students and two faculty members remain unaccounted for.

"We are devastated to have lost Christine – a young woman who was a bright light in the life of her family, her friends, classmates and teachers. Our thoughts and prayers are with John and Jean, J.P., and the rest of the Gianacaci family, as well as Christine's friends and the many other people who were touched by her life," said President Kevin M. Ross.