Jackie Anderson Strange
Term of Award
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 she was selected as Georgia Southern’s first recipient of an honorary doctorate degree. There is also a scholarship for students with disabilities 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
Georgia Southern University, "Jackie Anderson Strange" (1998). Georgia Southern Honorary Degrees. 6.