Neumann University Sisters Offer Prayers From the Porch
Delco Today

Coronavirus has caused most of the Sisters of St. Francis at Neumann University to maintain a healthy social distance from the students there.

Despite this hurdle, Sr. Marguerite O’Beirne, OSF, Neumann’s vice president for mission and ministry, and Sr. Linda DeCero, OSF, director of pastoral ministry, aren’t letting the virus interfere with their roles on campus.

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Independence Blue Cross CEO Dan Hilferty retiring at end of 2020; company names successor
Philadelphia Business Journal

Independence Health Group CEO Daniel J. Hilferty will retire from the position on Dec. 31, ending a 10-year run in which he’s overseen a wave of growth at the region’s dominant insurer and emerged as one of Greater Philadelphia’s most influential business leaders.

Gregory E. Deavens, currently executive vice president, CFO and treasurer of Independence, will assume the role of president and CEO effective Jan 1. Hilferty, 64, will remain in an advisory capacity through the end of 2022.

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U.S. News Ranks Neumann for Academic Quality and Social Mobility

Neumann University has been ranked among the Best Regional Universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report in its Best Colleges 2021 issue.

U.S. News also ranked Neumann among the Best in the North for social mobility. This ranking identifies colleges that are successful at advancing social mobility by enrolling and graduating economically disadvantaged students who are eligible for Pell Grants.

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