Dorothy Jean Stuns Many As She Bags Ph.D At 17

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Dorothy Jean Tillman II, a young girl, has achieved a remarkable feat by earning a Ph.D. at the tender age of 17.

This outstanding accomplishment has made her family immensely proud. Tillman’s academic journey began at the age of 10 when she enrolled in the College of Lake County, specializing in Psychology.

Despite her young age, she displayed exceptional talent and determination, paving the way for her subsequent achievements.

In 2020, she furthered her academic pursuits by obtaining a Master of Science degree from Unity College.

At the age of 15, Tillman was accepted into the prestigious Doctor of Behavioral Health Management Program at Arizona State University.

Looking back on her journey, Tillman attributes her passion for education to the values instilled in her by her family.

“People in my life, like my grandmother, who was part of the Civil Rights Movement, she of course harped on the importance of education and consistently learning something always,” Tillman said.
“I always held education so high on my own… finding different things to be educated about,” the young girl added.

Meanwhile, the Duchess of Sussex, now known as Ifeoma, expressed her deep connection to her Nigerian heritage.

She shared that discovering her Nigerian roots through a genealogy test was a humbling experience.

On her second day in the West African nation, Meghan met with women and acknowledged Nigeria as “my country.”

This visit, alongside Prince Harry, aims to promote mental health support for wounded soldiers and young girls.

She said:
 “It’s been eye-opening to be able to know more about my heritage.”
“Never in a million years would I understand it as much as I do now.

And what has been echoed so much in the past day is, ’Oh, we are not so surprised when we found out you are Nigerian,” she said at the event on women in leadership co-hosted by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a Nigerian economist and head of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

“It is a compliment to you because what they define as a Nigerian woman is brave, resilient, courageous, beautiful,” Meghan told the audience
The Duchess of Sussex revealed during her podcast in October 2022 that a DNA-based test showed she was “43% Nigerian.” She shared that her initial reaction was to inform her mother about the discovery during an event in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja.
“Being African American, there is a sense of not fully knowing one’s lineage and background… and it was a thrilling moment for both of us,” she expressed. Mo Abudu, the anchor and chief executive of EbonyLife media group, then invited the audience to propose a Nigerian name for Meghan.
“Ifeoma,” was suggested by someone in the enthusiastic crowd, a name from Nigeria’s Igbo tribe meaning ‘a treasured thing.’ Another proposed “Omowale,” from the Yoruba tribe, signifying ‘the child has come home,’ and “Edidiong,” which translates to ‘blessing.’
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