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LOCAL NONPROFIT LEADER GRADUATES FROM GRACE COLLEGE NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
Winona Lake — Grace College began a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management online degree program in 2014. The first cohort of students, including president and CEO of K21 Health Foundation, Rich Haddad, graduated May 7.
K21 is a private foundation that provides grants in Kosciusko County aimed at improving the health of local residents. Haddad has worked as K21 CEO since 2006. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Grace College in 1987 with a double major in business administration and accounting. Haddad decided to enroll in the Master’s of Nonprofit Management program to refresh and improve his skills and lend credibility to his leadership at K21.
Having worked in the nonprofit world for nearly 15 years, Haddad explained, “The program has helped me to better understand and embrace my goals in nonprofit management.” Haddad said the program not only prepares students for effective nonprofit work, but also allows them to sharpen their management skills while gaining experience. “I especially appreciated the opportunity to apply our learning to existing organizations throughout the program. The approach was a win-win for students and nonprofits.” Haddad concluded, “There is no doubt in my mind that every leader, both current and future, will increase their capacity to succeed in the nonprofit world through this program.”
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