2014 EOH Graduates and Honorees

The EOH department is proud of our graduates and honorees who participated in the Milken Institute School of Public Health school celebration on May 17. The MPH students whose achievements were honored at the graduation ceremony include: Reshma D. Arrington, Lauren C. Bailey, Karen A. Brletic-Williams, Kelly L. Bruvik, Marilyn Diaz-Maldonado, Abdus-Salam A. Elias, Tara K. Failey, Alexandra E. Goldstone, Wendy M. Hado, Rebecca V. Hoke, Sarah E. Jones, Enrico-Jose “Eric” T. Mangahis, Maryann E. Mazer, Amanda McDaniel-Price, Amanda J. McQueen, Sara H. Mostafa, Emily M. Ryan, Sarah H. Scheinfeld, Theresa A. Scheuermann, Mark M. Shimamoto, Christopher A. Sibrizzi, Jordan L. Teague, Nora M. Wong, Kelly E. Worden, and Emma L. Zinsmeister. 

The school celebration featured an address from Mike Milken, whose Institute and Foundation donated $50 million to the school in March.  He spoke about his prostate cancer diagnosis, recalling that his doctors originally told him he had 18 months to live.  He said that this experience, together with losing many family members to cancer, encouraged him to expand his involvement in public health. 

The department members who received special recognition at the celebration included Professor George Gray, who received an Excellence in Teaching Award.  The award is based on enthusiastic nominations and feedback from students.  Alexandra E. Goldstone, Enrico-Jose “Eric” T. Mangahis, Jordan L. Teague, and Emma L. Zinsmeister were acknowledged for their induction into the Delta Omega Honor Society. The society recognizes students who maintain high academic standards and have the potential for making significant contributions to the field of public health. 

Two EOH students received Excellence in Culminating Experience Awards, Michael R. Hopewell and Christopher A. Sibrizzi.  Sibrizzi received the Excellence in Culminating Experience Award Environmental Health Sciences for his work, Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Climate Change: An Assessment of Life-Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Associated with the Use of Water, Sand, and Chemicals in Shale Gas Production of the Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale. Hopewell’s work, Analyzing Trends in Access to Water Supply and Sanitation in Large Sub-Saharan African Cities: An Exploratory Study of What Drives Progress, was recognized with the Excellence in Culminating Experience Award Global Environmental Health.

Congratulations to all of our graduates and award winners!