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College President and Community Join Efforts to Rebuild Hope in Haiti

Jersey City, N.J. – Saint Peter’s College has announced the establishment of a relief fund to support those suffering in Haiti, following the recent earthquake on January 12, 2010. A meeting will be held in McIntyre Lounge on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. to discuss additional efforts that the College community can make in response to this tragedy.

“The effects of the earthquake on Haiti have been absolutely devastating, and it’s our duty to join global relief efforts to help rebuild hope for this crisis-hit nation,” stated Saint Peter’s College President Eugene J. Cornacchia. “On behalf of the Saint Peter’s community, I extend the deepest sympathy to all those who have experienced grief or loss due to this event. Our prayers are with you.”

The Offices of Campus Ministry and Community Service are accepting monetary gifts that will be donated immediately to the Jesuit Refugee Service and Catholic Relief Services. Anyone wishing to contribute to this campaign may send their gift to:

Saint Peter’s College
Office of Campus Ministry
Dinneen Hall, Rooms 134-136
2641 Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, New Jersey 07306

Please make all checks payable to the Jesuit Refugee Service or Catholic Relief Services, regarding Haitian Relief.

Members of the Saint Peter’s College community are encouraged to continue to pray for all those affected by the earthquake. Your support is appreciated.

For more information, please contact Erich Sekel, Associate Director of Campus Ministry, at esekel@spc.edu or (201) 761-7395.

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Saint Peter’s College, founded in 1872, is a Jesuit, Catholic college in the liberal arts tradition located in the heart of Jersey City, N.J., with a branch campus in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and course offerings on the Jersey City Waterfront and at various corporate sites throughout New Jersey. Educating over 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students in more than 50 programs, Saint Peter’s College is committed to academic excellence and individual attention, preparing students for a lifetime of learning, leadership, and service in a diverse and global society.