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College Community Comes Together to Celebrate Award Winners at Homecoming

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2022 award winners together at homecoming celebration

Thanks to everyone who came together at our homecoming celebration! It meant so much to reconnect in person, remember all we have accomplished, and honor our amazing award winners!


So many of our alumni, faculty, students, staff, supporters and their families joined our Homecoming event on Thursday, October 27, in the SkyBox Lounge at Arizona Stadium. It meant so much to reconnect in person, remember all we have accomplished, and honor our amazing award winners!

We heard about all the grants, programs, and projects that MEZCOPH implemented during this past year, and we enjoyed connecting in person to affirm our community and our public health mission. We were all inspired by the stories of our award winners, from alumni to supporters, who have done so much to improve public health for diverse communities. Thank you all for being there, for supporting the college, and for the vital work you do to improve public health here in Arizona and around the world!

Award Ceremony Video

You can see the awards ceremony and acceptance speeches here.

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

Community Advisory Board members Robert Guerrero and JoAnna Westcott with Dean Hakim MPH '94, Kim Bourn, Executive Director of Community Engagement, Amber Richmond MA '18 Manager of Alumni Engagement & Events, and Shipherd Reed Director of Communications and Digital Media.

Honorary Alumnus Award recipient, Robert W. Vaughan MD and his wife, Marjorie Sue Vaughan PhD '80, MSN, RN, Sidney S. Woods Alumni Service Award recipient with Dean Hakim MPH '94, Dean Pollard PhD '96 and Dean Garzione PhD '00, MS '96.

Julianna Reece MD, MBA, MPH ‘96 accepting her Alumna of the Year award.

Angelo Ercia PhD MPH '09, Global Health Achievement Award recipient, with Dean Hakim MPH '94 and Dr. Gabriela Valdez PhD '15, BA '06.

Dean Hakim MPH '94 greeting alumni, students, faculty, staff and community members.

Award recipients and Community Advisory Board members enjoying the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health Homecoming Award Ceremony.

Global Health Achievement Award recipient, Angelo Ercia PhD MPH '09, speaking in Dr. Priscilla Magrath's Global Health course.

Alumna of the Year, Julianna Reece MD, MBA, MPH ‘96 with President Robert C. Robbins.

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