Message from the Dean
We’re well into the Spring 2019 semester! As our students make their way through the final semester of the 2018/19 school year, we’d like to highlight all of the incredible accomplishments we’ve had in the past few months. One we’re especially proud of is the #1 ranking of our online MPH in Health Policy & Management program that we recently received. I want to thank our faculty and staff that teach and manage that program for their dedication to excellence.
In this issue of our newsletter, you’ll learn about our students’ recent achievements recent faculty publications and accomplishments, alumni success stories and more. We are also proud of our Create Awareness art exhibit, a partnership with the Kent State School of Art, the Library, and Student Accessibility Services.
Since our last newsletter, a lot has happened. In October, we celebrated 100 years of Kent State Homecoming with a float in the annual Homecoming parade and a College Open house for students and alumni. Thank you to the Public Health Student Alliance (PHSA) for your hard work on this amazing event! PHSA has also taken the lead in organizing and promoting health events for National Public Health Week (April 1-7). PHSA is a champion for public health. PHSA also helped us with another successful Career Day event.
In December, the College celebrated the one certificate, 61 BSPH, 23 MPH and three Ph.D. students that received diplomas at the Winter 2018 commencement ceremony. During the ceremony, President Beverly Warren specifically honored College of Public Health doctoral graduate Aimee Budnik for her work on the Pathways Community HUB. I’d like to personally offer my congratulations to Aimee (now Dr. Budnik), and all of our graduates for your achievements! We look forward to seeing all you will accomplish in your future careers.
Finally, as we continue to make our way into the digital age, we’d like to encourage you all again to stay connected with us on social media. Our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin pages are a great way to stay in touch and up-to-date with all that we’re doing throughout the year.
I look forward to seeing and hearing from you – our students, faculty, alumni, friends and partners – during the final semester of this school year.
Yours in Good Health,
Dean, College of Public Health