College of Public Health students graduating

College of Public Health Awards & Honors

The UK College of Public Health honored outstanding students and faculty at a reception and awards ceremony held May 4, 2018, in conjunction with University of Kentucky Commencement. The honorees are:

 

UK Commencement Speaker:

  • Esias Bedingar, BPH

College of Public Health Awards Speakers:

  • Rachel Brase, BPH, CPH Awa
  • Ethan Trey Cardwell, MPH
  • Maria Dimitrios Politis, DrPH

Student Awards:

  • Outstanding Graduating MHA Student Award: Kara Ward
  • MHA Outstanding Leadership Award: Margaret Owens
  • Undergraduate Research Award: Sydney Clark
  • Undergraduate Leadership Award: Madison Shore  
  • Outstanding BPH Student Award: Esias Bedingar
  • Richard R. Clayton MPH Research Award: Charles Rhea
  • Outstanding MPH Student Award: Jeffrey Levy
  • MPH Promising Practitioner Award: Jessica Morehouse
  • DrPH Promising Practitioner Award: Maria Dimitrios Politis
  • Joel M. Lee DrPH Award: Badr Alnasser
  • Community Service Award: Allison Merritt
  • Howard L. Bost Award: Ahmad Alexander
  • Outstanding Doctoral Student Award: Maria Dimitrios Politis
  • Outstanding PhD Student Award: Yuriko Katsumata
  • John Sterling Wiggs “Golden Rule” Award: Ethan Trey Cardwell
  • Research Day Oral Presentation Award: Radmila Choate
    Research Day Poster Presentation Award: Huong Thi Thanh Luu

Faculty Teaching Awards

  • Golden Apple Award: Dr. Nancy E. Johnson
  • Dean’s Innovation in Teaching Award: Professor Jennifer Daddysman
  • Dean’s Outstanding Teaching Performance Awards
    • For undergraduate teaching: Dr. Anna Goodman Hoover
    • For graduate teaching: Dr. Philip Westgate

MHA Student Association Officers:

  • Margaret Owens, President
  • Aaron Heffley, Vice President
  • Erin Alenciks, Recruitment Chair
  • Heath Abney, Recruitment Chair
  • Corey Billups, Treasurer
  • Lauren Seaton, Secretary

 

Student Public Health Association Officers:

  • Allie Merritt, President
  • Madi Shore, Vice President 
  • Olivia Ramirez, Secretary 
  • Kyra Patel, Treasurer 
  • Natalie Littlefield, Community Service Chair

Graduating CPH Ambassadors:

  • Kalli Beasley
  • Cassady Collins
  • Bobbie “Brooke” Hopkins
  • Kimberly Lattimore
  • Megan McCarthy
  • Honour McDaniel
  • Joshua Musalia
  • Heather Nardone
  • Maria D. Politis
  • Madison Shore
  • Carly Stallings
  • Alexa Sturgill, and
  • Hunter White