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LU Online military student helped Haiti relief efforts

January 11, 2011  |  By Paul McLinden

U.S. Navy Chaplain Michael Howard thrives on challenge. A year ago, the Liberty University Online student had one of his biggest challenges yet as he helped earthquake victims in Haiti recover from the Jan. 12, 2010, disaster.

As command chaplain aboard the USS Fort McHenry, Howard coordinated relief efforts for Operation Unified Response, which provided humanitarian aid, medical and dental treatment, and construction to residents of the struggling island nation.

Now back on board, Howard regularly holds worship services and small-group studies and provides pastoral counseling to servicemembers.

Despite his workload, Howard finished his Master of Arts in Discipleship Ministries through LU Online in 2010. He also earned his Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from LU Online in 2001.

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