Jackie Anderson Strange


Jackie Anderson Strange


Term of Award

Spring 1998

Degree Name

Doctor of Letters


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Institution Issuing the Honorary Degree

Georgia Southern University

Brief Biography of Degree Recipient

Dr. Jackie Anderson Strange began working for the U.S. Postal Service during her time as a student at Georgia Southern University. She went on to be named the first female Deputy Postmaster General. Strange served on the Board of Governors and managed the world’s largest non-military workforce of 800,000 employees and a $32 billion budget. She received the Benjamin Franklin Award, the highest honor given to postal executives, and the Postmaster’s General Award for Excellence upon her retirement in 1987, after forty years of service. In 2011, she was presented with the Woodrow B. Seals Laity Award and was selected as Georgia Southern’s first recipient of an honorary doctorate degree. The Jackie Anderson Strange Scholarship for students with disabilities is named in her honor.

Dr. Jackie Anderson Strange was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by Georgia Southern University in 1998.


Georgia Southern University, Honorary degree, Doctor of Letters

Jackie Anderson Strange