SOURCE: Point Loma Nazarene University

Point Loma Nazarene University

January 21, 2010 12:28 ET

PLNU Community Responds to Earthquake in Haiti

The Students, Faculty and Staff at Point Loma Nazarene University Are Doing Their Part to Help Those Affected by This Deadly Quake

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - January 21, 2010) - As governments and nonprofit organizations from around the world offer assistance to those affected by the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Point Loma Nazarene University students, faculty and staff are doing their part to help.

"Words are inadequate to express the devastation and pain that the people in Haiti are experiencing," said Dr. Mary Paul, PLNU's vice president for spiritual development. "We weep with those who weep in these days. Our thoughts and prayers are with all people in Haiti."

Prayers are being offered in chapel and through email. The university is encouraging people to give to Nazarene Compassionate Ministries' disaster relief efforts. Gifts can be given online at

In addition, students are writing cards to the local Haitian Nazarene Church members, offering prayer and encouragement as many await word from extended family and friends during this crisis.

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About Point Loma Nazarene University:

Point Loma Nazarene University is a selective, Christian liberal arts university located in San Diego, California with graduate program regional centers throughout Southern California. Home to approximately 2,400 undergraduates and 1,100 graduate students, PLNU is committed to teaching, shaping and sending students into the world prepared to use their gifts. PLNU's undergraduate programs are offered at the Point Loma campus. Renowned for its whole-person approach, PLNU's undergraduate educational opportunities include research, honors projects, study abroad opportunities, short-term mission trips, student ministries, chapel services, athletics and a host of clubs and organizations that enrich the classroom experience. Spiritual growth and putting faith into action through service are central here.

Point Loma Nazarene University also offers graduate education in biology, business, education, nursing and theology. PLNU's School of Education offers graduate programs at four regional centers in Arcadia, Bakersfield, the Inland Empire (including Corona) and San Diego's Mission Valley. Master's degrees, an education specialist degree, credentials and certificates are available. In addition, the Mission Valley Regional Center offers programs in business (MBA) and nursing (MSN and post-MSN certifications). Graduate programs in biology (M.A. and M.S.), ministry (M.Min.) and theology (M.A. in religion) are offered on the Point Loma campus.

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