Belmont University staff to travel to Thomazeau, Haiti

Belmont University, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a Christian college, which stresses not only academic excellence, but spiritual development. The latter is achieved through community service. The undergraduate programs at the university include a number in the fields of health and medicine.


Belmont is always looking for opportunities to serve in diverse communities around the globe, grow their understanding of different cultures, and apply their skills, talents, and knowledge to better people's lives.

In May 2013, Belmont began partnering with Live Beyond, an assistance organization dedicated to helping people recover from natural disasters. Live Beyond, whose base of operations is in the U.S., is a multi-service program facilitator. It offers a wide range of healthcare, education, and community development services, as well as agricultural and environmental programs. Live Beyond has been working in Haiti since the 2010 earthquake.

The partnership of Belmont and Live Beyond is symbiotic, reinforcing and amplifying the knowledge and experience of the other. The two assistance organizations are focusing on the area of Thomazeau, Haiti, ministering to communities in the region. Dr. Burns, the university's provost, explains their mission: "Our students come to Belmont to find ways to engage and transform our world . . . (and) . . . to make a difference for those with the greatest need."

The regional Universities South excellence rankings placed Belmont at number seven not long ago, and U.S. News and World Report has acknowledged Belmont as an "Up-and-Comer" college for the sixth straight year.

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