East Georgia State College (EGSC) held its Fall Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, December 10 at 10 a.m. The ceremony was held in the Gymnasium in Swainsboro.
Dr. John Cadle, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, welcomed the graduates and their families to the ceremony. Dr. Cadle then welcomed graduate Alexander Archie to the podium to present the reflection. Commencement speaker Dr. Patrice Buckner Jackson was then introduced to address the students and their families.
Dr. Jackson, known in her community as Dr. PBJ, is an educator of almost 25 years and an Executive Coach for more than 10 years. She holds a doctoral degree in Education Administration, served in executive leadership at colleges and universities, and facilitates leadership training as a faculty member for the Center for Creative Leadership. Dr. Jackson worked in higher education at many levels, from student assistant to President’s Cabinet and is the recipient of several professional awards and accolades.
Dr. Jackson founded EduCare Training and Consulting, LLC out of a purpose pouring in to those who pour out so much. Much of her work is specifically focused on equipping and refreshing educators. Currently, Dr. PBJ serves as creator and host of the Disrupting Burnout podcast as well as the founder and facilitator of the EduCare Women’s Leadership Academy.
After the commencement address, Dr. David Schecter, president of EGSC, conferred the degrees with assistance from Dr. Cadle. A full list of graduates will be available soon.
To view photos from the event, visit the EGSC Flickr page at https://www.flickr.com/photos/egcpr/albums/72177720304424246.