2014 MPH – Social and Behavioral Science Graduates

Published: May 22nd, 2014

Category: Student News

SBS MPH Photo!Fourteen students completed their MPH-SBS degrees in May 2014.  After finishing their coursework in the fall, each student completed a 3-month internship and special project prior to poster presentations and final papers.  Finally, the students received their caps and gowns and walked across the stage.

Mixed emotions abounded as the graduates were excited about the future but sad to be leaving behind friends. Maggie Peng expressed it well: “I’m going to miss everyone in SBS so much! But I know everyone is going to do great things.”

Just as their predecessors have, these students are off to impact communities both locally and abroad. Here’s what a few of the students are doing next:

  • Maggie Peng will be working this summer with the Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science and attending dental school in the fall.
  • Magda Schmitzberger will be continuing her work with Tobacco Free Alachua by joining the team full-time to work on an employer cessation policy project.
  • Holley Hooks will use her Global Health education while serving in Manila, Philippines as a Global Justice Volunteer with the United Methodist Church. She will be learning about Filipino culture and how issues like human trafficking and migration affect the culture, along with doing some typhoon relief work.

Congratulations to all the graduates, and Best Wishes in your future endeavors!

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