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President of US Humane Society to speak in Boro
Wayne Pacelle to lecture at St. Matthews Church Friday
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Wayne Pacelle, president of the Humane Society of the United States, is shown at a recent awards show. Pacelle will speak Friday at 7 p.m. during an event open to the public at Statesboro's St. Matthew's Catholic Church. - photo by Special
     Wayne Pacelle, CEO and president of the Humane Society of the United States, will be guest speaker Friday during a special lecture hosted by the Humane Society of Statesboro and Bulloch County.
    The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. at St. Matthews Catholic Church located on Gentilly Drive  and John  Paul Avenue. The public is encouraged to attend, and admission of $5 will benefit the Humane Society of Statesboro and Bulloch County, said HSSBC member Christine Lemon.
    Wayne Pacelle, President of the Humane Society of the United States since 2003, has a long history of animal protection advocacy. He has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show and other high visibility media  venues.
    Seating is limited, she said.
    Pacelle took office June 1, 2004, after serving for nearly 10 years as the organization's chief lobbyist and spokesperson. "During his tenure ... Pacelle has spurred major growth for the organization, which is now the nation's largest animal protection organization with 11 million members and constituents, annual revenue of $130 million, and assets of $200 million,” she said.
    Pacelle's work on animal issues has been featured in thousands of newspapers and magazines across the country. He has been profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and Los Angeles Times, and has appeared on almost all of the major network television programs — including 60 Minutes, The Today Show, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, Larry King Live, Good Morning America and ABC's Primetime Live.
    He is also an experienced writer with numerous pieces published in a variety of newspapers, journals, and magazines, and has written chapters in a number of books dealing with animal issues and the initiative process.
     Pacelle received his B.A. in History and Studies in the Environment from Yale University in 1987.
    He is also scheduled as guest speaker for the 9 a.m. Georgia Southern University ceremony for graduates in the Allen E. Paulson College of Science and Technology and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.
    Georgia Southern University alumna Jenny Gentry will be the speaker for the 11 a.m. ceremony (College of Business Administration and College of Information Technology).  Fred Whitt, the outgoing Dean of Georgia Southern's College of Health and Human Sciences, will be the speaker for the 1 p.m ceremony (Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, College of Education and College of Health and Human Sciences).
    Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.

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