Maryland Recognizes Distinguished Community Members with Highest Award
The University of Maryland School of Public Health awarded its highest honor, the Distinguished Terrapin Award, to an inaugural cohort of four outstanding individuals:
Dr. Barbara Alving
Research Professor, University of Maryland School of Public Health
Professor of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Dr. Alving was the founding and inaugural director of the UMD School of Public Health Public Health Science Program. Additionally, she established the Barbara and Carl Alving Research Award in Public Health Science and the Barbara and Carl Alving Terpstart Endowed Scholarship.
Dr. Richard Eberst
Professor Emeritus, California State University
Dr. Eberst developed the “Eberst Health Cube Model,” recognized by the International Association of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. He is also a member of the UMD Founders Legacy Circle and a lifetime member of the UMD Alumni Association.
Mr. Jeffrey Rivest
Partner, CSuite Solutions
Mr. Rivest is a member of the University of Maryland SPH Dean’s Council and chair of the UMD SPH campaign Cabinet. Additionally, he established the Jeffery and Michelle Rivest-Dean’s Council Maryland Promise Scholarship.
Mr. Jimmie L. Slade
Executive Director, Community Ministry of Prince George’s County
Mr. Slade is a partner in the UMD Community Health Awareness, Messages and Prevention lab. He is a founding member of the Maryland Community Research Advisory Board of the Maryland Center for Health Equity and a mentor to undergraduates.