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Retirees recognized at ceremony

Missy Bennett, Ed.D.

On Wednesday, March 29, Georgia Southern University President Jaimie Hebert, Ph.D. recognized retirees during the 2017 Retirees Recognition Ceremony.

Held at Georgia Southern’s Builders of the University Terrace, retirees received a glass keepsake to take home as well as a plaque that is placed on the wall of the terrace to commemorate their years of service to the University.

In attendance was College of Education’s Missy Bennett, Ed.D., professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning. Bennett, a Quadruple Eagle Alumna, earned a bachelor’s of biology, masters and specialist of education in science, and doctorate of curriculum studies all from Georgia Southern. She served as a high school science teacher before joining the faculty at the College, where she has served for 20 years.

Recognized but not in attendance for the ceremony were College faculty Beverly McKenna, Ronnie Sheppard, Ed.D, Beverly Strauser, and staff member Patricia H. Collins.

McKenna, assistant professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning, joined the College in 1989. Prior to joining Georgia Southern, McKenna elementary school educator in Missouri and Kansas.

Sheppard, a professor of middle grades education, has dedicated over 27 years to the College. He previously served as Chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning, as well as the coordinator of the middle grades education program.

Strauser was as instructor in early childhood education for the Department of Teaching and Learning for 17 years. Prior to joining Georgia Southern, Strauser taught at Armstrong Atlantic State University.

Collins, a 23-year veteran at Georgia Southern, served as the senior administrative assistant for the Department of Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading.

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