College of Public Health students graduating

College of Public Health 2016 Graduation Reception Awards and Recognition

At our recent graduation reception, several of our Health Behavior students were recognized for their achievements.

Richard Clayton MPH Research Award

The Richard Clayton MPH Research Award goes to an MPH student who exemplifies tremendous potential as a researcher. The student’s work during his/her graduation training has the potential for publication and/or acceptance at national or international conferences. This year’s recipient is Meagan Pilar.

Promising Practioner Award

The Promising Practioner Award is given to a MPH or DrPH student who shows the most potential to impact the future of public health through public health practice. The 2016 recipient is Lauren Barker.

Community Service Award

The Community Service Award is given to a student who has demonstrated outstanding customer service to inner-city or rural communities in Kentucky in the area of applied public health or public health research. This year’s recipient is Paige Higginson-Rollins.

Health Behavior Concentration Award

Every year, each of the departments within the College of Public Health offers an award to an outstanding student in the concentration area. This year’s Health Behavior award winner is Samantha Wang.

Delta Omega

One of our health behavior students were nominated into Delta Omega. Congratulations to Meagan Pilar.

Student Public Health Association

Another group of students that were recognizes is the Student Public Health Association Officers. Health Behavior’s, Kayla Storrs, served as the Vice President for 2015. SPHA plans activities throughout the year in which students can participate.

Student Ambassador

Meghan Johnson served the college well in her role as a Student Ambassador assisting with recruitment events both on and off campus, representing the college to potential students.