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'Fighting Ebola in West Africa' Talk Set for April 7

The free community conversation featuring a medical professional and Serving in Mission (SIM) missionaries originally planned for February has been rescheduled for 6:30 PM, Tuesday, April 7, at UNC Charlotte Center City. RSVPs are requested for this event.

"Fighting Ebola in West Africa: The Charlotte Connection" will feature Debbie Eisenhut, a SIM surgeon with the ELWA Hospital in Liberia; Nancy Writebol, a SIM missionary and Ebola survivor; and her husband David Writebol, also a SIM missionary.

Nancy Writebol contracted Ebola in summer 2014 when working as a volunteer in the ELWA Hospital. She was airlifted to the United States for medical treatment and has since recovered. Eisenhut is among the doctors who had responded to the crisis who were honored as TIME Person of the Year 2014.

Eight Individuals Honored for Service, Achievements

The UNC Charlotte Alumni Association honored eight individuals for embodying the core principles of the University and for distinguishing themselves through their outstanding service to UNC Charlotte, their chosen field and humanity.

"All of our awardees have achieved so much, both personally and professionally, in their lives, and we are proud to have them as a part of our 49er family," said UNC Charlotte Alumni Association President Deborah Pittman.

"The nominee pool for this year’s awards was outstanding," she added. "Choosing the honorees for each category was not an easy task. As graduates and members of the UNC Charlotte 49er family, we are proud to have eight superior honorees this year, each of who support our University as volunteers, advocates and donors."