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Scott to Keynote NGU Graduate, Online Undergraduate December Commencement

Tigerville, SC (December 10, 2020) Dr. Tawana Scott, North Greenville University's (NGU) associate vice president for adult and graduate academic services, will be the keynote speaker for NGU's graduate school and online undergraduate December commencement on Friday, Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. on the Tigerville Campus.

After successfully navigating the in-person fall semester, the University will follow the same protocols for commencement. Providing as safe an environment as possible to the community and guests remains the University's highest priority.

“In many ways, Dr. Scott is the face of our programs at the Tim Brashier campus. She has made a difference in so many lives there, as a mentor, as a professor, and as an encourager,” said NGU President Dr. Gene C. Fant, Jr. “We are so excited to have the opportunity to learn from her as she addresses our graduates in these important academic programs.”

Scott, employed at NGU's T. Walter Brashier Graduate School since 2005, serves as associate vice president of adult and graduate academic services.  As an exceptionally motivated higher education administrative professional with a proven ability to adapt quickly to organizational needs, she brings much experience to the faculty and students she serves. Before NGU, she was a pastor's wife and worked as a teacher at Teacher's Hands Academy in Orlando, FL.

She is a graduate of Leadership Greer, Class 38, and has served two terms as president of Beta Kappa Chapter, DKG, which serves the Tigerville/Greer area of the Upstate.  However, her most significant achievements are H. Anderson Scott's wife, being a mother to four adult sons, Luke, Paul, John David, James, and a grandmother to three precious grandchildren. 

Scott earned an Associate of Arts degree from NGU, a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Georgia, a master's degree from NGU, and her doctorate from Union University in Jackson, TN. Her dissertation title was Institutional Effectiveness in Selected Faith-based Higher Education: Support of Faculty and Administrative Staff.  

In addition to the graduate school and online undergraduate commencement, NGU's Physician Assistant Medicine program will hold its white coat and hooding ceremonies at 10 a.m., and its traditional undergraduate commencement at 6 p.m. also in Turner Chapel on Friday, Dec. 11. Lisa Van Riper, NGU's consultant for public affairs, will keynote the 6 p.m. ceremony.

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