College to Host Haiti Forum

October 21, 2014

“There is this feeling once you go to Haiti you don’t really come back. Part of you is still there.”

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Associate Professor of Communication Bruce Dorries with a group of schoolchildren in Haiti during a Spring Break 2014 mission.

Associate Professor of Communication Bruce Dorries, who led a group from Mary Baldwin University to Haiti during Spring Break 2014, is making good on his promise to mobilize local organizations engaged through service with communities in the impoverished Caribbean nation.

On October 28 more than 10 of the Shenandoah Valley’s most well respected organizations — some faith-based, others related to education, and some businesses — will congregate at Mary Baldwin for an information session, Café Haiti. Representatives from each organization will have an opportunity to share with students, faculty, and staff how they are connecting with Haiti.

“By sharing and mingling we hope to create more synergy for the groups and opportunities to learn from each other,” Dorries said.

Dining services is preparing appetizers and beverages inspired by Haiti for the event, which will begin at 5:30 in the Cross Talk room (formerly known as the Nuthouse) on the first floor of Lyda B. Hunt Dining Hall. To reserve a space, contact Dorries at