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Jacksonville, Alabama

Dr. Rebecca O. Turner To Deliver Summer Commencement Address
on August 2nd

JACKSONVILLE -- July 10, 2002 -- Dr. Rebecca O. Turner, Jacksonville State University’s Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, will deliver the summer commencement address at JSU on August 2nd at 7:30 p.m. at Paul Snow Stadium.

Dr. Turner has been in her position since January 1, 2001. Prior to that, she was the associate vice president. Turner has been at JSU since 1981.

Turner is also professor of social work and holds a doctorate and master's degree in social work from the University of Alabama and an undergraduate degree in social work from the University of Montevallo.

Dr. Turner is a member of the Commission on Accreditation for the Council on Social Work Education, the national accrediting body for social work education programs nationwide. She is in her second year of a three-year appointment.

Recently, Dr. Turner was named Donoho School's Outstanding Alumna for 2001. In April, 2000, Dr. Turner was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Alabama Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. From 1997-1999, she was a child welfare research fellow for the U. S. Children's Bureau and the University of California at Berkeley School of Social Welfare, where her research on therapeutic foster care gained national recognition.

Dr. Turner has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at JSU and, before joining the University, worked in the public child welfare field of social work. She co-authored Directing the Baccalaureate Social Work Education Program (2000, Eddie Bowers) with Harry Macy and Scott Wilson.

A native of Calhoun County, Dr. Turner and her family reside in Jacksonville.

In the case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at Pete Mathews Coliseum.


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