School of Public Health honors students at awards banquet
David Dyjack, DrPH, CIH (right), honors Raymond Ryckman, PhD, and Carolyn Stuyvesant, MS.
The School of Public Health gave out its diplomas on June 10, but the evening before, the School also gave out multiple awards to students, faculty, alumni, and staff at the annual awards banquet.
The School paid tribute to the past, as well. An old sign reading “School of Tropical and Preventive Medicine” was put on display. This organization at LLU was a forerunner to the current School of Public Health, which was established in 1967 and is celebrating 40 years of existence this year. The sign was borrowed from Raymond Ryckman, PhD, emeritus professor of microbiology, School of Medicine, who was also involved in the early days of public health at LLU.
Dr. Ryckman and Carolyn Stuyvesant, MS, an early public health student, were recognized by David Dyjack, DrPH, CIH, School of Public Health dean.
Dr. Dyjack also gave special recognition to Susanne Montgomery, PhD, MPH, and Christine Neish, PhD, for their hard work and dedicated service to the School. Dr. Montgomery has worked at the School for about 12 years, and she served for the past two years as the School’s associate dean for academic affairs. She recently stepped down from this administrative post in order to focus on research, and she is now director of the School’s Center for Health Research.
Dr. Neish has worked in the School of Public Health since 1973. While she still holds a secondary appointment in the SPH, as of summer 2006 her primary appointment is now in the LLU School of Nursing.
The other awards of the evening were as follows:Alumnus of the Year
Hulda Crooks School of Public Health Scholarship
Willard and Irene Humpal Award
Distinguished Service Award
Merritt C. Horning Award
Wil Alexander Whole Person Care Award
Delta Omega Honor Society
Selma Andrews Award
See Wei Toh SPH student association awards
P. William Dysinger Excellence in Teaching Award
Charlie Liu Award
Ruth White Award
Sarah Hess Department of global health
Excellence in Global Health Scholarship
Adriana Arzate Department of environmental and occupational health
Excellence in Geoinformatics Studies
Emily Tong Department of epidemiology and biostatistics
Beshoy Nashed Department of health administration
Lynna S. Belin Health Administration Scholarship
Becky Bushman Memorial School of Public Health Scholarship
Phil S. Carney Jr. Health Administration Scholarship
Jere & Marian Chrispens Health Administration Scholarship
C. Joan Coggin Health Administration Scholarship
Josué P. Epane
Wilton L. Halverson Health Administration Scholarship
Gladys Hewes Health Administration Scholarship
Alexander and Maria Kirk Health Administration Scholarship
Ron and Madge Oh Health Administration Scholarship
Sylvia Ram Memorial Scholarship
Teri S. Tamayose Health Administration Scholarship
Department of health promotion and education
Glen Blix Award for Excellence in Preventive Care
DrPH Health Education Scholarship
The MCH Scholarship
Emilienne Carine Biemi-Ndi
Gemali DeLeon Department of nutrition
California Walnut Commission
By Heather Reifsnyder