Graduation Remarks – Harvard Bound

Le Flambeau Foundation scholar Rachelle Mathurin graduated from Berea College on May 8th 2011, with honors. Noted as being one of the brightest students to attend Berea by one of her professors, Rachelle is now headed to Harvard University Graduate School of Education as she continues her educational journey for Haiti. Following are Rachelle’s words. … Read more

Ruchama’s Story from School

The following provides the update received from Le Flambeau Foundation Scholar Ruchama, who arrived in the U.S. for the first time in January 2011.  Ruchama is a recipient of the  Le Flambeau Foundation Earthquake Scholarship,  a  transitional initiative that provides leadership and character gifted students from Haiti with an opportunity to attend a unique 1-semester college program in the … Read more

Scholar Heads to Harvard

Le Flambeau Foundation Scholar Rachelle Mathurin is headed to Harvard.  Rachelle, who came to the U.S. for the first time as she started her scholarship experience, embraced the opportunity with a focus on giving and being the best.  Language and cultural differences became assets and Rachelle excelled at a rate that earned her a spot … Read more

Debate Team Wins Big

Le Flambeau Foundation Scholar Rachelle appeared in a recent Berea magazine article – congratulations on the big team achievements!   Berea Speech and Debate Team Wins Big at State Championships, Marcus plumlee  ·  February 28, 2011, Berea Spotlight The 2011 Kentucky Forensic Association’s State Championship was held at Gateway Community and Technical College this past weekend on … Read more

Kiss and Tell

Haïti Chérie A Love Story Love is in the air.  We are in the midst of transition in Haiti and around the world.  Circumstances are most challenging.  We retire, resign, refuel and rebuild.  After much discussion, arrivals, visits, and special announcements;  the presidential election process in Haiti is moving forward with two candidates and the … Read more

Le Flambeau Foundation Scholar Starts School

The new year 2011 has already significantly changed many lives, particularly that of   Le Flambeau Foundation Earthquake Scholarship recipient Ruchama who arrived in the U.S. from Haiti on January 4, 2011 and is now a college student destined to do great things for Haiti.  Ruchama landed in Miami on January 4th and immediately started … Read more


Fall Semester 2010 THE SPARK of Le Flambeau Winners Announced!  Haiti is certainly top-of mind these days most recently with a focus on the elections…including surprise visits.  Fresh articles on this topic are featured in the Haiti News section of our website.  Today’s e-mail is about the outcome of a different vote, one that is equally important with … Read more

January 12th. Perspective is Everything.

Le Flambeau recognition mtg at Montana Hotel, Dec. 2009 – a few days before the earthquake. Dear Friends:        Today is the 1-year mark after one of the worst disasters in history.  On January 12th 2010 Haiti was hit with the earthquake that killed over 300,000 people, destroyed most of the country’s infrastructure and displaced over … Read more

Magazine Article Features Scholar

    Le Flambeau Foundation Scholar Rachelle was recently featured in the Fall issue of Berea Magazine.   It’s All About Education, By Deb McIntyre, ’11 Rachelle Mathurin, ’11, comfortably chats in Spanish, in English, and she can effortlessly slip into French, Chinese, or––if need be––even a bit of Russian. Talking on the phone with … Read more

Happy New Year! Freedom Rings.

Happy New Year!  Sending warm wishes your way for a bright and rewarding 2011. The spirit of freedom rings for all. Photo taken in Cap-Haitian Haiti during the last days of an exceptionally challenging 2010, at 8am.  The fisherman goes out every morning knowing that his catch will come.  January 1st is Independence Day for … Read more