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Lawrence Tech volunteers to discuss their efforts in Haiti April 22

Release Date: April 20, 2010


WHAT: Lawrence Tech alumnus Donald Stevens and Lawrence Tech students will discuss their experiences in Haiti where they have worked on the construction of new housing at an orphanage. Stevens will also be honored with the Legend of the Year Award from the LEGENDS, an alumni entrepreneurial organization at Lawrence Tech. This will be the final presentation in this year’s Entrepreneurial Lecture Series.

WHEN: Thursday, April 22, at 2 p.m.

WHERE:  The Lear auditorium (T429) in Lawrence Tech’s University Technology and Learning Center (UTLC), which is on this campus map (link).

WHO: Stevens, who earned a degree in architecture from Lawrence Tech in 1992, is president of two building companies in Winchester, Va. He is the founder of a nonprofit organization, Reconstruction Efforts Aiding Children without Homes (REACH), which brings sustainable and affordable housing to children affected by natural disaster, poverty and war.

WHY:Stevens has increased his humanitarian efforts in Haiti since the Jan. 12 earthquake that caused massive destruction. Over spring break, Lawrence Tech students Christine Costa, Chris Harris and Kevin McLarney spent 10 days in Haiti working with Stevens on constructing new housing at the Pwoje Espwa Sud orphanage in Les Cayes, Haiti.

Lawrence Technological University,, offers more than 100 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs in Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Management. Founded in 1932, the 4,500-student, private university pioneered evening classes and today has a growing number of weekend and online programs. Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus is in Southfield, and programs are also offered in Detroit, Lansing, Petoskey and Traverse City. Lawrence Tech also offers programs with partner universities in Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East and