World Vision exec to address Malone University commencement

Joan Mussa, senior vice president, mobilization, for World Vision, will address the 120th commencement ceremony for Malone University April 28 at 10 a.m. at Faith Family Church, located at 8200 Freedom Ave. N.W. in North Canton.

Joan Mussa has provided World Vision U.S. with leadership in communications and fundraising for more than two decades.

In 1985, Mussa came to World Vision to produce fundraising videos about the Ethiopian food crisis.

She was later based in Nairobi, Kenya, and worked throughout the continent before returning to the U.S. Mussa was named senior vice president for advocacy and communications in 2005.

In 2009, private fundraising was added to her portfolio. Under Mussa’s energetic leadership, accomplishments include a thorough brand review, development of advocacy and government relations, launch of a capital campaign, as well as award-winning print and electronic media.

Among her current areas of focus, Mussa is organizing an incubator project to develop new and innovative fundraising methods. She currently leads a team of 550.

Mussa holds a master’s degree from the University of Michigan. She and her husband are the parents of three children.

SOCIAL WORK, PSYCHOLOGY DAY SET – Cedarville University invites high school students and their parents to a social work and psychology preview day on April 14.

Students will have the opportunity to meet with department professors and students, learning more about the field of social work and counseling from professionals. Demonstrations and presentations throughout the day will allow prospective students and parents to experience a day in the life of a social worker while learning about the programs at this Christian University in Ohio.

Guests may also spend the night in an on-campus residence hall and have the opportunity to attend financial aid presentations during the day. To register and learn more about the day’s events, visit

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