The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health awarded more than 300 graduate and undergraduate degrees at Convocation on Saturday and a new crop of public health professionals is ready to take on the world. .
The college awarded 191 Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees with a major in public health; seven Online BS degrees with a major in public health; 69 Master of Public Health (MPH) degrees of which, seven students received dual MD-MPH degrees offered jointly by the UA Colleges of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix and Public Health; 17 Online MPH degrees; seven Master of Science (MS) degrees in biostatistics; one MS degree in environmental health sciences; one MS degree in epidemiology; two Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH) degrees in public health policy and management; three PhD degrees in biostatistics; one PhD degree in epidemiology; and two PhD degrees in health behavior health promotion.
The following students were recognized for Academic Excellence at the Undergraduate Level.
Amanda Betten, Daeleigh Castile, Leigh Deagle, Gurtaj Dhindsa, Megann Donahue, Isabel Downs, Casey Drago, Amanda Goldhaber, Melissa Selena Gonzalez, Tatiana Gonzalez, Robert Gorman, Madelyn Halaburda, Kelly Harlan, Kaci Koch, Elizabeth Langen, Sarah LaRue, Ashley Little, Veronica Lugo, Sedona Lynch, Sabrina Mann, Hiram Martinez, Ivana Matovic, Ella Mazurek, Ashley Murray, Sabrina Nguyen, Samantha Pear, Layne Pearson, Carolina Quijada, Stephanie Raminha, Samantha Reeves, Carlye Robertson, Olivia Sandhu, Lexi Schenck, Bailey Skinner, Sasha Sorrentino, Amber Soublet, Dominique States, Kristina Florence Suarez, Alexa Queenie Tagaban, Priya Trivedi, Gabriela Vasquez, Darcy Vogt, Mandie White, Jordan Willoughby
Magna Cum Laude:
Julianna Barsch, Ashley Broder, Marvin Chaires, Madison Crutcher, Natalie DeMars, Isabel Faul, Elizabeth Ferrara, Shannon Forman, Leith Ghani, Alexandra Harris, Hayley Helsten, Travis Henderson, Regan Jepson, Hannah Kleinbart, Parker Klinkenberg, Victor Lennartz. Sarah Moskowitz, Yolanda Perez Grijalva, Shauna Rocha, Whitney Sennet, Shannon Strong, Courtney Taylor, Marisol Verdugo, Rebecca Winters, Jessica Wrona
Summa Cum Laude:
Katrina Camp, Maria Carvalho Guimaraes, Taylor Ellsworth, Jonathan Fischback, Ariel Hayes, Reuben Jackson-Cohen, Alexa Martinez, Katha Patel, Erin Pelley, Genesis Roman, Priscila Ruedas Kenzie Schaefer, Megann Donahue
Outstanding Senior Award: Erin Pelley
The Outstanding Senior Award is awarded to an undergraduate student who has demonstrated outstanding achievements in: academic performance; 3.5 minimum cumulative GPA required, internship performance, commitment to the College of Public Health and/or the College’s mission and values, and community service.
Public Health Service Award: Linda McAllister and Shauna Rocha
The Public Health Service Award is awarded to an undergraduate student who has demonstrated outstanding achievements in: commitment to the College of Public Health and/or the College’s mission and values and community service
College of Public Health Student Life Award: Priscila Ruedas and Jing Zhai
The Student Life Award honors a student who has made significant contributions to the College by initiating, promoting and facilitating student activities and events across the college and embodying the traits of a good citizen of the College by fostering involvement, collaboration and collegiality throughout the community.
Spring 2019 Delta Omega Inductees:
The Delta Omega is the honorary society for graduate studies in public health.
Omar A. Contreras, Devan Gengler, Paola Gonzalez Martinez, Annie Haguma, Rachel Leih, Emily Maass, Sophia A. Perkin, Elizabeth Salerno Valdez, Jordan Senia, Angela Wu, Hanna Zarnegin
Graduating Student Ambassadors:
Aid the Mel and Enid College of Public Health staff and faculty with outreach and recruitment. We appreciate their time, dedication, and efforts to ensure that we continue to recruit future public health professionals.
Undergraduate: Tatiana Gonzalez, Kendra Marie Hernandez, Sedona Lynch, Sabrina Nguyen, Yolanda Perez Grijalva, Shauna Rocha, Amber Soublet, Priya Trivedi, Jessica Wrona; Graduate: Magdiel Habila, Nicholas Jennings, Caitlin Meyer Krause, Krista Romero-Cardenas, Juhyung Sun, Sophia A. Perkin, Hanna Zarnegin
Excellence in Public Health Practice Online MPH Student Award: Marco Mendez
The Excellence in Public Health Practice is awarded to an academically sound online MPH student that excels in the design, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based public health initiatives during their matriculation.
Outstanding Master of Public Health Student Awards: Magdiel Habila
The Outstanding MPH Student Award recognizes a graduating MPH student who has demonstrated outstanding achievements in Academic Performance, Internship Performance, Commitment to the College of Public Health, and/or Community Service.