On February 27, 2018 from 11 a.m. until noon, East Georgia State College’s African American Male Initiative, in honor of Black History Month, will host Pearls of Wisdom with special guest speaker Dr. Sylvia Rozier, EGSC’s Director of Nursing in the Luck F. Gambrell Building Auditorium.
Dr. Rozier began her nursing career at Swainsboro Area Vocational School in 1975. After graduation, she earned an Associate Degree in Nursing from Middle Georgia College, Bachelor and Master Degrees in Nursing from Georgia College and State University, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a concentration in Acute Gerontology-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from the Medical College of Georgia.
Dr. Rozier has been a nurse for 42 years and a nurse educator for 29 years. She was a department chair at Heart of Georgia Technical College for 22 years and professor and assistant program chair at Middle Georgia State University for six years. She joined EGSC as Director of Nursing for the RN-BSN Bridge Program on August 1, 2016.
In her personal life, she is an Air Force brat, Navy widow and proud mother of an Army son.
“I am so proud that my three children are all serving others,” she said. “My parents taught me early in life that only what you do for others is remembered.”
She is a 2002 graduate of Covenant Life Theological Seminary of Gainesville, Ga. and currently serves as an associate pastor at Living Hope Word Church in East Dublin, where she is fondly called the “hat lady” by younger members.
Dr. Rozier loves small rural communities and has dedicated her life to nursing in rural Georgia.
“I am honored to be a nurse and I do not take it for granted that I am allowed to provide care to my family, friends and neighbors in the community where I live and work,” she said. “It is a remarkable experience to not only know about the illness your patient may have, but to know the person that has the illness.”
She firmly believes that people do not care about how much you know until they know how much you care. “Being given the opportunity to share my passion for nursing with Swainsboro and the Emanuel County community and the state of Georgia is a dream come true!” she said.
Don’t miss this special event on February 27 at 11 a.m. in the auditorium.