Napoleon Hill Day was celebrated on October 27th at the University of Virginia Wise Campus. The featured speaker was Retired Chief Master Sergeant and author Paul R. Rushin.
Retired Chief Master Sergeant and author Paul R. Rushin was the speaker for the annual Napoleon Hill Day at in Wise, Virginia on the campus of UVa-Wise, Monday, Oct. 27. The lecture was free and open to the public.
During his 28 years of military service, Rushin has led several thousand military and civilian personnel in the accomplishment of Air Force missions and personal goals. He is highly trained and experienced in leadership, mentoring, and government resource management.
Chief Rushin has won many awards and decorations to include six Meritorious Service medals. He has an associates degree in Ecological Controls and is a certified Leader in the PMA: Science of Success by the Napoleon Hill Foundation World Learning Center, Purdue University Calumet. He is the author of the children’s book "No More Bullies!"
ABOVE: Chief Poly Ike Emenike and Don Green, the executive director of the Napoleon Hill Foundation.
Don presented Chief Poly Ike Emenike with the Napoleon Hill Foundation Merit Award after Emenike — an entrepreneur, industrialist, philanthropist and respected Nigerian community leader — gave the foundation $100,000 to use for education purposes during a recent visit to Wise County,Va.
Emenike, the chairman and chief executive officer of a group of companies, including NEROS Pharmaceuticals, also pledged an additional $150,000 to the foundation, to be paid by October 2012 to help spread Hill's teachings.
Why the pledge?
Well, Emenike has followed the principles that Hill taught in his many books. And, as a young man, Emenike visited a bookstore inNigeriain 1978 and purchased “Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude,” a book penned by Hill and W. Clement Stone. Emenike next purchased “Think and Grow Rich” in 1980 and applied the instructions to achieve success.
“Through my readings of Dr. Hill’s series, I have come to adopt philanthropy as a virtue,” Emenike says in a release. “I consider acts of philanthropy as second nature, and I am particularly happy that my gestures are well appreciated in the society, especially in the areas of educational advancement and youth development.”
Emenike has also suggested the foundation partner with him to establish a Napoleon Hill Business School in Nigeria so the school can become the nucleus of a private university known as Napoleon Hill University,Nigeria.
ABOVE: Dr JB Hill, grandson of Napoleon Hill
Above from left: Paul Rushin and James L. Oleson, President of the Napoleon Hill Foundation Board of Directors.