BOCA RATON, FL (LYNN UNIVERSITY) - The U.S. Department of State has notified the family of the passing of Stephanie Crispinelli, a sophomore from Katonah, N.Y.
The family of Dr. Patrick Hartwick, Dean of the Ross College of Education, were also notified of the death of Dr. Hartwick Friday.
Of the 14 members of the Lynn community who were in Haiti on a "Journey of Hope" service trip, one student and one faculty member remain unaccounted for.
"I am deeply saddened to learn about the loss of Stephanie. She had a real passion for serving others. Upon returning home from the Journey for Hope trip in Jamaica in January 2009, she began collecting sneakers and sports equipment to send back to the island—this after meeting orphans there who played soccer without shoes or equipment. This was the type of young lady she was—one who sought out need and then, when she found it, tried to remedy it. We are so proud to have known her. Our thoughts and prayers are with Lin, Lenny, Nicholas, Mike and all of Stephanie's friends and loved ones during this difficult time," said President Kevin M. Ross.