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Office of Student Services and Alumni Affairs

Welcome to the Office of Student Services and Alumni Affairs at the UA Zuckerman College of Public Health!

With nearly 100 years of cumulative student service experience, the staff of the Office of Student Services and Alumni Affairs is well prepared and ready to assist you in your quest for a public health degree.

Our office provides centralized comprehensive student services for all applicants to and students and alumni of the UA Zuckerman College of Public Health, including preadmission counseling, guidance related to degree requirement deadlines and graduate internship implementation, career advisement, and college-provided financial aid and scholarships.

Most importantly, the Office of Student Services and Alumni Affairs exists to help applicants and students pursue their dreams of becoming public health professionals. We look forward to working with you!

- Chris Tisch, Assistant Dean

Office of Student Services Contacts

The Staff of the Office of Student Services and Alumni Affairs is here to serve you. We are located at:

Drachman Hall, Room A302
1295 N. Martin / PO Box 245033
Tucson, AZ 85724

FAX: 520.626.3206


Please direct your question to the appropriate staff member:

Chris Tisch Chris Tisch
Assistant Dean
Directs the activities and staff of OSSAA. Counsels students and serves as their advocate. Administers student scholarship awards and teaching assistantships. Provides career advisement services. Acts as the advisor to student and alumni groups. Represents MEZCOPH student interests at the college, university, local and national levels.
cbt@email.arizona.edu
520-626-9112
Gisela Ochoa

Gisela Ochoa
Administrative Assistant
Plans and facilitates academic events, manages Assistant Dean's calendar, manages locker assignments, facilitates student travel, and tracks alumni.
ochoag@email.arizona.edu
520.626.3200

Undergraduate Team

Stephanie Springer Stephanie Springer, MPH
Director of Undergraduate Advising

Directs the undergraduate internships. Serves as the MEZCOPH representative to UA regarding undergraduate program matters. Supervises undergraduate academic advisors.
stephks@email.arizona.edu
520.626.3207
Abba Kris Maria Versace Abba Kris Maria Versace, CHES
Academic Advisor II 
Serves as the academic advisor for undergraduate students with last names that begin with the letter A-G. Performs recruiting/outreach functions.
abba@email.arizona.edu
520.626.3278
Maggie Ramirez Maggie Ramirez
Academic Advisor II & 100% Engagement Coordinator
Serves as the academic advisor for undergraduate students with last names that begin with the letter H-M. Provides services related to the UA 100% Engagement Initiative. Supervises the Undergraduate Public Health Ambassadors.
mramirez2@email.arizona.edu
520.626.9992
Melanie Fleck

Melanie Fleck, MPH, CHES
Academic Advisor II   
Serves as the academic advisor for undergraduate students with last names N-Z. Supervises the Undergraduate Public Health Ambassadors.
mfleck@email.arizona.edu
520.626.3205

Grace Patterson, MA

Grace Patterson, MA
Academic Advisor II
Serves as the academic advisor for all undergraduate students in the fully online program. Works in collaboration with Arizona Online to actively recruit new students, both from community colleges in Arizona and across the U.S.
gbpatterson@email.arizona.edu
520.626.3395

Graduate Team

Amy Glicken Amy Glicken, MPH
Director of Admissions
Counsels prospective graduate students, applicants, and admitted students. Directs the College's recruitment strategies. Manages the graduate student admissions process. Serves as the advisor for the Graduate Student Ambassadors.
coph-admit@email.arizona.edu 
520.626.3201
Tanya Nemec Tanya Nemec, MPH, CHES
MPH Coordinator
Advises MPH students regarding course sequencing, Graduate College processes, forms, and deadlines. Assists with course registration and internship processes. Advises MPH Internship Conference Committee. Works with UA offices to resolve student issues.
tjnemec7@email.arizona.edu
520-626-3204
Kim Barnes Kim Barnes, MPH
Phoenix Coordinator
Coordinates and supports the administrative, student, faculty, and academic activities of the MPH program in Phoenix. Assists Phoenix students regarding course sequencing, Graduate College processes, forms and deadlines. Manages admissions for Phoenix students.
kim.barnes@arizona.edu
602.827.2070
Emily Waldron, MPH Emily Waldron, MPH
Online MPH Coordinator
Coordinates and supports the administrative, student, faculty, and academic activities of the Online MPH program. Advises Online MPH students regarding College of Public Health courses and internship procedures. Facilitates Online MPH Orientation Course.
ewaldron@email.arizona.edu
520.626.9121
Michael Tearne Michael Tearne, MEd
MS/Doctoral and Certificate Coordinator

Advises MS, PhD, and DrPH students regarding College of Public Health and Graduate College policies, procedures, and deadlines. Provides admissions and advising services to those interested in and enrolled in College of Public Health certificate programs.
mtearne@email.arizona.edu
520.626.2112

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