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MEZCOPH Homecoming Celebrates Achievements and Affirms Connections

Thanks to everyone who came together at our homecoming celebration, including the Zuckerman family and all our inspiring award winners! It was a great way to reconnect and remind ourselves what public health can accomplish.


So many of our alumni, faculty, students, staff and supporters joined our Homecoming event on November 4 (MEZCOPH Homecoming Celebration 2021: Honoring our Public Health Alumni and Community Leaders).

All the stories of our award winners were truly uplifting, and showed the power of public health in action. We were so pleased that the Zuckerman family was able to attend, along with so many of our Community Advisory Board members, and many other supporters who were able to hear the acceptance speeches from our amazing award winners. We thank you all for being there, for supporting the college, and for the vital work you do to improve public health in diverse communities, here in Arizona and around the world!

Award Ceremony Video

You can see the award ceremony here, and the acceptance speeches will fill you with appreciation for public health!

View Video Here

Homecoming Event Photos

You can see more photos from the Homecoming event on our Flickr site.

View Photos Here

Award Winner Stories

Learn about our award winners on this announcement webpage.

Read More Here

Enid and Mel Zuckerman Dr. iur. h.c. ’98 and their daughter, Amy, sharing their Wildcat spirit with Dr. John Ehiri and Donna Knight.

Dean Hakim MPH ’94 starting off the awards ceremony.

Enid and Mel Zuckerman Dr. iur. h.c. ’98 enjoying the ceremony program.

Nicole Zuckerman-Morris accepting her Honorary Alumna Award.

Luz Rosales Garcia ’76, MEd ’90 accepting the Extraordinary Faculty award on behalf of her sister Dr. Cecilia Rosales ’76, MS ’00.

Extraordinary Faculty Award winner, Dr. Joe K. Gerald.

Dean Hakim MPH ’94 with Bear Down Award winner, Chris Tisch.

Dean Hakim MPH ’94 and Dr. Carmona MPH ’98 watch a recorded message from President Robbins.

2021 Alumni of the Year award winner, Marina Hadjioannou Waters JD ’03, MPH ’04.

Dean Hakim MPH ’94 with award winners Kamila Tuyakbayeva ’16, Anna Carolina Ortiz MPH ’17 and Dr. Carmona MPH ’98.

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