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Student & Alumni Achievements

Student & Alumni Achievements

Kentucky: Alumna, Student Honored at Event Marking 70 Years of Integration

University of Kentucky College of Public Health alumna Dr. Angelica Geter Fugerson and current student Ms. Talia Woody were honored at the Lyman T. Johnson Torch of Excellence Awards on Oct. 11.

Ms. Woody, who was born in Michigan and graduated from high school in Cincinnati, previously earned her Bachelor of Public Health degree at UK. She is in her first semester of the Master of Health Administration program.

Dr. Fugerson, who was mentored by Dr. Richard Crosby, department of Health, Behavior & Society, during her time at UK, received her DrPH from the College of Public Health in 2015. She is presently the first-ever Chief Health Officer for the City of Atlanta.

The annual awards are presented in honor of Dr. Lyman T. Johnson, the first African American individual to enroll at University of Kentucky. This year marks 70 years of integration at UK; a portrait of Dr. Johnson was unveiled by his grandson to mark the occasion.

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