Message from the Dean
The new year and new semester mark the beginning of an exciting chapter at the College of Public Health. In 2020, we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the college. This fall, we will bring together the many individuals, organizations, faculty, alumni and students that have made our first 10 years possible to celebrate this important milestone. Please save the date for Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, to reflect on our accomplishments and celebrate the bright future of our college with our friends and supporters. I will provide more details with you this spring.
I am pleased to share that the College of Public Health continues to grow. This academic year, the college welcomed nearly 120 new, first-time, full-time freshmen students, while undergraduate enrollment continues to increase. The college welcomed 69 new BSPH graduates and 29 MPH graduates to its alumni ranks. The college has awarded degrees to 1,628 individuals to date!
On a daily basis, I am impressed with the passion and engagement of our students, faculty alumni and staff. Your efforts are making an impact on the future of the public health profession. I want to personally thank all those who contributed to this year’s Giving Tuesday campaign. Together we raised $4,500 for the College of Public Health, including more than $3,600 for the Service Learning fund, which will continue to support student-led outreach into our community. Special thanks to faculty member Cindy Widuck for her matching gift to this fund. Overall, the campaign raised a record-breaking $1,667,000 for funds that support areas across the entire university.
On behalf of those we serve, thank you for your ongoing commitment to the College of Public Health. Your service and generosity make our mission possible.
Yours in good health,
Dean, College of Public Health