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4/1/2014 12:39:00 PM
Sisters resident earns doctorate
Dr. Betsy Leighty-Johnson receiving her diploma from Capella University’s President Scott Kinney on March 15, 2014. photo provided
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Dr. Betsy Leighty-Johnson receiving her diploma from Capella University’s President Scott Kinney on March 15, 2014. photo provided




Longtime Sisters resident Elizabeth (Betsy) Leighty-Johnson completed her Doctorate in Philosophy in Human Services with a specialization in Social and Community Services from Capella University on January 31, 2014. Dr. Leighty-Johnson graduated with distinction (4.0 GPA) and participated in the university's winter commencement exercise on March 15, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Her dissertation, "An Army National Guard Military Family Program Staff Job Satisfaction and Job Dissatisfaction Study," is available online (publication #3609063).

Dr. Leighty-Johnson holds a master's in teaching from Willamette University, a master's in special education from Lewis and Clark College, and has lived in Sisters for 20 years with her husband, Vern Johnson; their children, Casey and Molly, are Sisters High School alumni. She is also a retired Army lieutenant colonel with 24 years of military service with the Oregon National Guard.

Dr. Leighty-Johnson offers her skills and services to various volunteer organizations. She states, with the completion of her course work, she now has time, is willing and able, to assist other individuals and groups.









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