Public Health Holds Orientation Social for 2021-2022
Aug 27, 2021 6:00 PM
Last Friday, Public Health faculty, leadership, new students, alumni, and staff gathered at Sugar House Park to meet each other, learn about program opportunities, and share a meal as part of the orientation exercises of Public Health’s 2021-2022 academic year orientation exercises. The event was organized to allow incoming students the opportunity to network with each other and meet the professors, support staff, and student leaders who will shape their success in the program. Despite the challenges of COVID-19 compliance—attendees were masked and all eligible attendees were vaccinated—the event generated a lot of interest, with over 100 reservations and a full pavilion showcasing the incoming public health cohort’s size and enthusiasm.
After the meal, a simple program saw Public Health professors discussing their areas of expertise and student opportunities. Steven Lacey, PhD, closed the program by encouraging students to make the most of the friendships and professional contacts they will grow throughout their time as graduate students at the U."We had the pleasure of meeting some of our incoming students and network with faculty," says Elizabeth Johnson, academic advisor for the program. "I look forward to seeing what each student accomplishes during their time in our program!"