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Public Health Graduates, Future Heroes

The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Class of 2017.

The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Class of 2017.

Looking to fulfill the public health needs of Arizona and the nation, 195 undergraduate and graduate degrees were awarded to students by the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at convocation on Saturday.

The College awarded 174 Bachelor of Science degrees with a major in public health; 111 Master of Public Health degrees of which, two students will receive dual MD-MPH degrees offered jointly by the UA Colleges of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix and Public Health; two Master of Science degrees in biostatistics, three Doctor of Public Health degrees with a concentration in public health policy and management, one doctorate in environmental health sciences and one doctorate in health behavior health promotion.

Recognition of Academic Excellence at the Undergraduate Level

Cum Laude: Adam Berryhill, Kelsey Branch, Megan Bustios, Judy Cho, Summer Nichole Contreras, Hayleigh Cromer, Shelsie Dabdoub, Jamaica Dillard, Arizpe Ellinwood, Alexa Fourlis, Mackenzie Froehle, Samantha Gerber, Kaitlin Kunz, McKenzie Landwehr, Alexis Lopez, Fabian Lucero, Brooke Madden, Brittney Marin, Brooke Marin, Carina Mendoza, Alana Miller, Charlotte Musgrove, Sydney Parolisi, Abigail Peng, Courtney Petagna, Tori Romero, Elizabeth Spilker-Edwards, Hannah Stevens, Rachel Treistman, Elizabeth Underwood, Michelle Valenti, McKailey Walters, McKenna Witt

Magna Cum Laude: Kristen Bredar, Mikala Burge, Haylee Candray, Amanda Chambers, Victoria Davis, Aaron Elkins, Maribel Gonzalez, Katelyn Hilde, Codi Jacobsen, Riley Johnson, Jackson Latham, Thelma Manuel, David Marlow, Kelly Neel, Emily Regester, Katrina Rudnick, Hollie Watson, Aaron Yoder

Summa Cum Laude: Emily Judson, Nicole Loroña, Katherine Stone

Outstanding Senior Award: Nicole Loroña

Delta Omega Honor Society:
Nominees: Elizabeth Anderson, Christina Azzolina, Elizabeth Brooks, Katherine Budolfson, Alexandra Duello, Kyle Humphrey, Elizabeth Kizer, Kristin Lathrop, Breanne Lott, Christian Mpody, Anna Steeves-Reece, Justin Zeien

Graduating Student Ambassadors:
Undergraduate – Jamaica Dillard, Lidielisa Esquivel, Sean Gularek, Emily Judson, Alexis Lopez, Courtney Petagna, Diana Pham, Elizabeth Spilker-Edwards, Hollie Watson, Katherine Welchlin, Aaron Yoder
Graduate – Joaquin Amaro, Christina Azzolina, Jordan Bastian, Shannon Bryan, Heidi Dugi, Amanda Kendall, Javier Ortega, Anna Ortiz, Amanda Rodgers, Heidi Robertson, Nick Schweers

Outstanding Master of Public Health Student Awards:
Jeffery Hanna and Anna Steeves-Reece

College of Public Health Student Life Award: Anna Ortiz

During the ceremony, Dean Hakim presented the Faculty Awards for Excellence:

Robert Canales, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics received the Excellence in Teaching Award; Kacey Ernst, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of Epidemiology received the Excellence in Community-Engaged Scholarship and Practice Award; and Cynthia Thomson, PhD, RD, Professor of Public Health received the Excellence in Research Award.

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