SPH Alumni Newsletter
It is an exciting time at the UNTHSC School of Public Health. The SPH has come a long way in the past few years, adding new programs and growing with new students and faculty. To support the momentum, a new Alumni Society Board is in place, and we are making great progress in reinvigorating the society, supporting students, engaging in recruitment and most importantly, re-engaging with you, our fellow alumni.
P.S. Reconnect with your fellow alumni on Facebook today!
Alumni Involvement Opportunities
Below are SPH spring recruiting events that we would love for alumni to participate in. We realize you may not be available to make the entire event on a particular day, however we encourage you to participate, even if only for 30 minutes or an hour. If you're interested in joining any of these events, please email Dianna.Garcia@unthsc.edu or use the Alumni Volunteer Form to specify which event(s) and timeframe you would like to help out with.
Spring 2011 Recruiting Events
As SPH Alumni, your participation adds tremendous value. We look forward to collaborating with you and truly appreciate your leadership.
SPH Alumni Spotlight: Marcus Mitias, MPH
Marcus’s involvement in health policy and reform reflects a sincere desire to contribute to a sustained improvement in health care delivery on the state and federal level. He has not only held leadership roles while a public health student but is also an active member of the Alumni Society for the School of Public Health. His enthusiasm for bringing together SPH alumni and recruiting new public health students is commendable.
SPH Student Spotlight: Sandy-Asari Hogan, MPH, CHES
Sandy is from the Houston-Sugar Land area of Texas and is a first year public health doctoral student. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Forensic Science from Baylor University and a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the UNT Health Science Center with a focus in Community Health.
Dr. Martin Luther King once said that “an individual has not started living until [s]he can rise above the narrow confines of [her] individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity,” and no truer words have been spoken. This is Sandy’s motivation for pursuing a career in public health. The daughter of immigrant parents, she has learned the importance of education and community. Realizing that health is not relegated to just the individual, Sandy is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of communities, locally as well as globally, and aspires to work with local and federal government for organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or local non-profit organizations that focus on social determinants of health.
Save the Date! The North Texas Health Forum is coming on April 7th & 8th
SPH Alumni Fundraising Update
Congratulations to you, our valued SPH alumni, for increasing the number of alumni donations made to the School of Public Health by 40% compared to last fall! We offer a heartfelt thank you to every SPH alumnus who participated by giving back. We encourage all alumni to give an annual gift at any level, because there truly is power in combined support. Let’s celebrate the kick-off of the second part of the alumni fundraising campaign, which begins in March, and set a goal to further increase the donations for scholarships. One hundred percent of your contribution benefits SPH, and if you’d like to make your donation now, please visit the online giving site at http://www.hsc.unt.edu/advancement/ and select your preference to either “Give Online Now” or “Give by Mail.” Thanks to all of you for your gifts and leadership.
Public Health Student Association Year at a Glance
The theme for the for the Public Health Student Association’s 2010-2011 academic year is “professionalism.” We have focused our efforts on engaging students and providing opportunities for students to get involved on campus and in the greater Tarrant County community. We have partnered with other student organizations on campus to raise awareness for health issues such as Alzheimer’s disease and HIV/AIDS. We have used our monthly meetings to discuss promoting professionalism and have hosted speakers on hospital administration, advocacy and professional organizations. PHSA is excited about sponsoring Public Health Week during the first week in April and plans to host speakers, socials and networking events. PHSA provided travel awards to the annual American Public Health Association (APHA) conference to six students during the fall semester and intends to continue to support student travel for professional development purposes. Please continue to support PHSA efforts and show your school pride by purchasing the School of Public Health T-shirts, polo shirts and fleeces on sale!
Check out the NEW Public Health Community Service Organization