Stephanie Jean-Charles

As members of the University of Virginia community mobilized to provide relief to earthquake-stricken Haiti, they learned of a personal loss: Stephanie Jean-Charles, a 2009 UVA graduate and master’s program student at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, died in Tuesday’s quake, UVA officials confirmed today.

Jean-Charles, 22, received her bachelor’s degree in French and foreign affairs in May and became a graduate student at the Batten School. A resident of Port-au-Prince, she was home with her family when the quake struck and suffered a fatal head injury. The other members of her family are safe, according to a cousin.

Sylvia Terry, who retired last year as associate dean of the Office of African-American Affairs, remembered Jean-Charles as a stellar student and peer adviser who helped many other students.

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