After a review of applications received for the 2018-2019 school year, the national selection committee selected the WVU Chapter for its dedication to the field of public health through member activities and community service.
Throughout the 2018-2019 year, the Delta Omega Gamma Mu Chapter helped assemble more than 800 naloxone kits as part of a larger, University-wide effort – that were then distributed to health departments throughout West Virginia; volunteered with Habitat for Humanity in the local community; assisted Read Aloud with its annual fundraiser to support education in the surrounding area; prepared local walking trails, sports fields and playgrounds for the outdoor season; and supported blood donation efforts on campus. The group also hosted a poster contest in conjunction with the WVU Office of Research and Graduate Education’s 54th annual Van Liere Research Conference and co-sponsored the School of Public Health’s Dean’s Colloquium Series.
In addition to being grateful the students’ hard work was recognized, Gamma Mu faculty adviser Dr. Elizabeth Claydon is also appreciative of her predecessor, who helped lay the foundation for success.
“It is such an honor to see the hard work of these students and this organization recognized once again. I am grateful to be a part of Gamma Mu and am so appreciative of Dr. Keith Zullig’s leadership before me, who helped set the stage for this continued success.”Friday Letter Submission, Publish on November 29