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Dean Joyner Named Health Care Hero

The Georgia Medical Society presented its 19th Annual Health Care Heroes Awards in November. During the banquet, Waters College of Health Professions Dean, A. Barry Joyner, Ph.D., was named the recipient of the Health Care Hero Award in the Health Care Education Category.

The award recognizes individuals and organizations for their involvement in making health care better in the community by conducting or sponsoring educational activities that improve quality of life.

“While it is an honor to receive this award, it’s a true representation of the ongoing effort the Waters College of Health Professions is making in preparing students for their future roles in health care,” stated Joyner. Additionally, the award demonstrates the College’s value of not only serving the community, but continuing to provide opportunities for our students to work in collaboration with the community.”

About the Waters College of Health Professions
The Waters College of Health Professions is one of the nine colleges that comprise Georgia Southern University. The College was established to provide comprehensive and innovative programs that enhance the health and quality of life for individuals, families and communities within a global society. The College’s nationally accredited programs train outstanding leaders through engaged teaching and learning opportunities, scholarly and creative research and socially responsive service activities. With a commitment to interdisciplinary learning and professional excellence, the College prepares the next generation for success. For more information visit


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