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Semester Commencement Speaker

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Lt. Scruggs is a Commissioned Corps officer in the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) called to active duty in 2014. She currently serves as the special assistant for the 19th U.S. Surgeon General in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She is responsible for all logistical travel, directs his external engagements in the field, and coordinates with stakeholders inside and outside of the federal government.

In 2009, Lt. Scruggs earned her BA in dental hygiene from Pacific University of Oregon and a Master of Science in dental hygiene from EWU in 2013. She attributes her graduate work at EWU as instrumental in helping her make the career change from corporate dentistry to public health.

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