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Georgia Southern Alum Selected as Commencement Speaker

Dr. Ahmed Kabore, recent alumni of the DrPH in community health behavior and education at the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Georgia Southern University was recently chosen to be the commencement speaker for Savannah Technical College’s 2016 graduation at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, in the Johnny Mercer Theatre at the Savannah Civic Center.


[Photo: Dr. Ahmed Kabore]

Kabore lost his mother to malaria in 2001. That tragic experience motivated him to make a positive difference in the lives of others. A native of Burkina Faso, West Africa, Kabore moved to the United States in 2005 and enrolled in Savannah Technical College’s ESL program.

Dr. Kabore completed a bachelor’s degree in health education, a master’s degree in public health and a doctorate of public health with a concentration in community health behavior and education from Georgia Southern University.

The dream continues for Kabore, who recently accepted a position with the new government in Burkina Faso to build a public health system for the country.