School of Public Health students get a night of recognition with awards banquet
Micheline Vargas receives an award from James Kyle, MD, MDiv, dean of the School of Public Health.
As part of their graduation weekend festivities, students in the School of Public Health dressed up for a night in the spotlight among their friends, families, and faculty.
About 400 guests crowded Wong Kerlee International Conference Center for the awards banquet, held Saturday evening, June 11.
Students were given the following awards and scholarships:
School-wide scholarships and awards
Becky Bushman Memorial Scholarship
Robert and Zaida Cordero-MacIntyre Scholarship
Hulda Crooks School of Public Health Scholarship
Bob and Ruth Hervig SPH Scholarship
Willard and Irene Humpal Award
SPH Student Research Scholarship
Department of global health scholarships and awards
Excellence in Global Health Scholarship
Department of environmental and occupational health scholarships and awards
Environmental and Occupational Health Department Scholarship
Award for Excellence in Geoinformatics Studies
Department of epidemiology and biostatistics
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department Scholarship
Kai-Ya (Kelly) Tsai
Department of health administration
ACHE Health Administration Scholarship
Lynne S. Belin Health Administration Scholarship
Phil S. Carney Health Administration Scholarship
C. Joan Coggin Health Administration Scholarship
Gladys Hewes Health Administration Scholarship
Jude Jean Baptiste Health Administration Scholarship
Edward Martin II
Jere and Marian Chrispens Health Administration Scholarship
Alexander and Maria Kirk Health Administration Scholarship
Ann C. Lee Health Administration Scholarship
Ralph and Louise McCleary Health Administration Scholarship
Ron and Madge Oh Health Administration Scholarship
David Holt Health Administration Scholarship
Teri S. Tamayose Health Administration Scholarship
Wilton C. Halverson Health Administration Scholarship
Department of health promotion and education
Glen Blix Award for Excellence in Preventive Care
Master of Public Health Scholarship
Department of nutrition
McClean Nutritional Research Award
California Walnut Commission Scholarship
The School of Public Health also honored Carlos Crespo, DrPH, as alumnus of the year. Dr. Crespo is associate director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center in Health Housing. He also holds academic appointments at the University of Buffalo and Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York.
The School presented the Distinguished Service Award to Teri S. Tamayose, EdD, MBA, who is the assistant dean for recruitment and marketing for the School.
Also at the banquet, the School announced the inauguration of a new award, the Sylvia Ram Memorial Scholarship. Sylvia Ram was a student in the health administration department who passed away earlier this year.
Additionally, student James Jo was presented with a surprise award, the DrPH Preventive Care Scholarship.