Wilson earns Ph.D


Nenna (Igbo) Wilson, formerly known as Nnenna Igbo, recently received her Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D) in public health, with a specialization in community health/HIV prevention, from Walden University.

The degree was conferred to her at commencement ceremonies at Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, Md.on July 16.

Wilson is a 1999 graduate of Clinton High School, where she graduated with honors. While in high school, she took the ASFAB exam and scored high enough to join the United States Air Force; however Wilson opted to attend the United States Air Force Academcy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The Academy, at the time, had a student body of 4,000, and Wilson was a double-minority there being both female and black. Nevertheless she excelled as a student there, graduating in 2005 in the top 10 percent of her class of 900 students, with a GPA of 3.25.

She also graduated as an officer – 2nd lieutenant.

Wilson attended the University of Texas for two years, where she received her Master’s degree in public health in 2007.

She is married to Edward Wilson and currently resides in San Antonio, Texas. They are the proud parents of two boys.

She was employed in San Antonio as a high school teacher, where she taught health and science. She is now employed as a science coordinator for Science K-12.

Wilson is the daughter of Edward and Vera Faison of Clinton. They said they are “extremely proud of Nnenna and the many accomplishments she has made.”

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