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- The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization announced on September 5th that J. Donald Schumacher, Psy.D. has been named President and Chief Executive Officer. In the new role, Dr. Schumacher will provide strategic vision and leadership for NHPCO and the hospice and palliative care industry, with a greater external focus on issues pertaining to end-of-life care as they impact public policy, fund development and communications. He will officially take his position in November.
- Prudential Foundation Awards $613,000 in grants for 11th Annual Community Champions Campaign. Global Employee Program Emphasizes Volunteerism as Ongoing Social Responsibility. The Prudential Foundation awarded $613,000 in grants to organizations across the United States and internationally in which Prudential employees and retirees actively volunteer their time and effort. For more information, visit website.
- UNC Chapel Hill School of Journalism & Mass Communication aims to establish a $500,000 endowment for the Kyser Distinguished Visiting Professorship. The professor is named for distinguished alumnus James King Kern “Kay” Kyser, star of radio, television and movies. The Kyser professorship will bring prominent media professionals to the school to teach classes, meet with students and faculty members, and discuss current problems and issues. For more information, please visit our website.