The College of Public Health Alumni group works to create a mutually beneficial relationship between the College and past graduates. Through professional networking outlets, continuing education opportunities, volunteerism and social events, alumni will strengthen ties among one another while supporting the continued growth and excellence of The College of Public Health.
Past College of Public Health alumni events have included alumni and faculty socials, Homecoming socials at Ray’s Place, participation in the College of Public Health’s career fair, and more!
Plans for the 2017-2018 academic year coming soon, including ways to order KSU CPH alumni gear!
Interested in becoming involved in the KSU College of Public Health Alumni Group, or becoming an Alumni Board Member?
Name: James Hardy
Concentration was: Health Policy and Management
Originally from: Akron, OH
What are you up to professionally?
I currently work at the Summa Foundation, a part of the Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio, as a major gifts development officer. I am privileged to work with service lines such as Mental & Behavioral Health, Orthopedics, and our ACO. My role as a major gifts officer is to identify and engage with individuals who may want to support the good work of our health system.
Is there a public health cause or issue that inspires you?
Cancer has impacted my life greatly, having lost several members of my family to the disease. So cancer re-search is close to my heart. The last two years I've participated in Movember - an international campaign in which men grow a mustache for the month of November to raise money and awareness for prostate cancer. Professionally I am passionate about addressing health disparities and increasing access to care in under-served communities
What was your favorite public health course as a student?
I'd have to say Health Care Systems with Dr. Oglesby. Loved it.