“For our graduates, thank you for joining the University of South Florida College of Public Health, thank you for being a part of our community, and thank you for taking the time to learn about this important and noble profession and to work hard to develop skills that you can take everywhere,” said Dean Donna Petersen.
On Thursday, May 3, the COPH hosted two celebratory events in honor of its newest graduates. Family, friends, students, faculty and staff gathered for a ceremony and reception to recognize the talents and achievements of the spring 2018 graduating class.
“There will be doors that open for you and you will decide whether to go through them or not. You’ll make good and wise decisions that will set you up to be exemplars of the profession,” said Dr. René Salazar, assistant professor of environmental and occupational health. “We thank you for your hard work and appreciate having you with us.”