On December 13 Scarlett Miles Copeland graduated from Georgia Southern University with her Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership and Administration. The course work and dissertation requires approximately three to five years to complete and Dr. Copeland received this degree in three and one-half years with a 4.0 grade point average.
This event marked the 22nd annual Fall Commencement where University President Brooks A. Keel, Ph.D. conferred degrees to nearly 1600 graduate and undergraduate students at Hanner Fieldhouse. Of the 1600 degrees, only 26 of these were Doctor of Education degrees.
“This is an exciting day in the Eagle Nation as we recognize the hard work and academic achievements of our newest graduates,” said Keel. “As the 12th President of the greatest University in America, I am proud to extend my congratulations to these hardworking men and women as they embark upon a new journey in their lives.”
Commencement speakers for this year’s graduation ceremonies included Georgia Southern alumna and Chatham County District Attorney Meg Heap (’86); the Executive Vice President at Willis North America Jack Jennings; and Russell Toal, M.P.H., director of Georgia Southern’s Center for Rural Health and Research.