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Rutgers: Student Receives Helen P. Cleary Scholarship

Rutgers School of Public Health student, Ms. Kimberly Pierre, has been awarded the Helen P. Cleary Scholarship through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., (NCHEC). Ms. Pierre is currently a Master of Public Health student in the Department of Urban-Global Public Health, Health Educator for the New Jersey Physicians Advisory Group, and a Substance Abuse Outreach Marketer at the Innovation to Impact program at Yale. She plans to use her degree to improve the health and well-being of communities in the United States and abroad.

The Helen P. Cleary Scholarship was launched in March of 2019, in conjunction with NCHEC’s 30th Anniversary Celebration. The award assists full-time undergraduate or graduate students with the fees associated with the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®) examination. Helen P. Clearly Scholars need to have demonstrated a passion for their chosen field of health education and promotion during their academic careers.

“Earning my CHES® will help pave the way for me to achieve the goals I have instilled upon myself to accomplish,” said Ms. Pierre. “I began this statement with a quote from a famous activist, ‘be the change you want to see in the world,’ and I want to start this change with me.”

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