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U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin to speak at Appalachian’s Dec. 12 commencement

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SOURCE Appalachian State University

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin will deliver the commencement address Dec. 12 at Appalachian State University. She will speak on “The Surgeon General’s Vision for a Healthy and Fit Nation.”

Benjamin will address graduates of the College of Arts and Science, Reich College of Education and University College at 10 a.m. in the Holmes Convocation Center on campus. She will address graduates of the College of Fine and Applied Arts, College of Health Sciences, Hayes School of Music and Walker College of Business beginning at 2 p.m., also in the Holmes Center.

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December 10, 2010 at 9:51 am

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Regina Benjamin

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by Queenie Wong, US News & World Report

reginabenjamin1. Regina Benjamin was born in 1956 in Mobile, Ala., and raised in Daphne, where her divorced mother worked as a waitress.

2. Benjamin cites her “strong-willed and very compassionate” grandmother, who died when she was 9, as her mentor.

3. Her family has had a history of illnesses. Her father died of diabetes and hypertension, her only brother of an HIV-related illness, and her mother of lung cancer.

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From storm-tossed Ala. clinic to top doctor post

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by Desiree Hunter, Associated Press

reginabenjaminBattered and flooded by Hurricane Katrina, this coastal Alabama fishing village was in wreckage four years ago when Dr. Regina Benjamin began assessing her patients’ needs. Trouble was, her little health clinic had been flooded and they couldn’t come to see her.

So she went to them.

She could be seen “going door-to-door in all that mud and sewer, just a mess from her head to her toes with boots on,” Stan Wright, one of her patients, said Monday, hours after Benjamin was nominated by President Barack Obama to be U.S. surgeon general.

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July 24, 2009 at 7:40 pm