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MEZCOPH Homecoming 2023 Celebrates Alumni and Community Leaders

2023 Award Winners with Dean Hakim

To everyone who joined us at our homecoming celebration – thank you! We were so pleased to see you all in person, bring our MEZCOPH community together, and celebrate the accomplishments of our amazing award recipients.

We were very pleased to see so many of our alumni, faculty, students, staff, supporters, and their families at our Homecoming Celebration on Wednesday, November 1, at the Arizona Inn. We came together to connect and honor our 2023 Alumni and Community Leaders Award Winners!

Our Homecoming brought us together to affirm our community and our public health mission. We were all inspired by the stories of our alumni and community award winners who have done so much to advance public health for diverse communities. Thank you to everyone who has supported the college and their essential work in improving public health in Arizona and beyond!

Homecoming Event Photos

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

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Award Ceremony Video

You can see the awards ceremony and acceptance speeches here.

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Award Winner Stories

Learn about our award winners on this announcement webpage.

Read More Here

2023 MEZCOPH Public Service Awardee, Captain John McElligott MPH ‘05 with his wife Leslie McElligott MPA ‘06, BA ‘03 enjoying conversations with Katherine Careaga MPH ‘98, BA ‘97, David Jonathas MS ‘12, and Francesca Berrouët

2023-2024 MEZCOPH Alumna of the Year, Dr. Mary Roary PhD ‘08, MBA, with Interim Assistant Dean, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Velia Leybas Nuño PhD ‘12, MS ‘06, MSW

Commander Kerton R. Victory PhD ’14, MS ’10, REHS accepting the 2023 Global Achievement Award in Africa. Watch here.

Alumni Bonnie Wolf MPH ‘19, Anaiz Acosta BS ‘17, and students, Saranya Madhira and Fernada Palafox networking during the reception

Dean Hakim with our 2022 Homecoming Awardees Drs. Sue and Bob Vaughan.

Members of our Community Advisory Board, Chairwoman JoAnna Westcott, Kate Breck Calhoun and MEZCOPH supporters Bill Westcott and Jana Kooi.

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