PPH is now accepting applications for 2019 Norman H. Edelman Alumni
Achievement Award. The Edelman Award is an endowed fund which can
only be awarded to public health alumni. It was started in the spring of 2015
with a generous gift by Dr. Edelman and named in his honor to recognize his
legacy as the person who created the program during his tenure as Dean of the
School of Medicine and Senior Vice President of the Health Sciences. Several other
individuals have given generously to support this award, including members of
the faculty and senior administration. We are excited to recognize a
deserving alumnus at the graduation ceremony planned for May 22nd,
The recipient of the 2019 Norman H. Edelman Alumni Achievement
Award will be selected by members of the faculty, according to the criteria
1) must be
an alumna/alumnus of the MPH program who graduated 3 or more years ago; and,
apply to be considered for the award by March 25th, which includes
submitting a copy of his/her current resume and a personal statement that
addresses the impact of his/her work on public health since the time of
graduation, contributions of training in public health to his/her work (2 typed
pages maximum); and,
3) must be
available and commit to attending the convocation for which the award will be
given, and agree to prepare and deliver a 7 to 10 minute speech to address the
students, faculty, staff, and invited guests in the audience. This year’s
convocation ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22nd in the
afternoon, approximately 2pm to 4pm.
The recipient will receive a commemorative plaque, reimbursement
for transportation to attend graduation, and one night’s stay at the Hilton
Garden Hotel located on campus (if traveling a considerable distance to
participate), plus a modest honorarium ($500) to speak at graduation.
Alumni who applied in the past are encouraged to apply again and
should submit an updated statement and/or resume.
Please don’t be shy about self-nominating and applying for this
opportunity. We really want to honor our graduates and showcase
accomplishments. Applications to be submitted no later than March 25th.
All materials should be sent to Joanie Maniaci at email@example.com.
For questions please call Joanie at 631-444-2074.