Letter from Delta Omega Alpha Chapter President, Carolyn Fowler, PhD, MPH ‘96
Dear Delta Omega Alpha Chapter Member,
I hope this letter finds you well.
After our wonderful induction ceremony yesterday, I am reminded of what an honor and privilege it has been to serve you over the last two years. As my term as president of Alpha Chapter comes to a close, and after hearing the astounding accomplishments of our new class of inductees, I have taken time to reflect on my goals from day one. The most important step I have taken to that end has been to organize and implement a strategic planning process. The Board and I began that process earlier this year and I am pleased to share that it is moving along a steady and exciting course.
During my time as president, two things have come sharply into focus:
- First, Delta Omega Alpha Chapter needs to work to increase the visibility and relevance of our activities among and with the current students of the Bloomberg School
- Second, our current Delta Omega members must become more involved with our chapter activities
The Strategic Plan contains action items which will address both of these issues, details of which we will share early in the next academic year. Perhaps I am most delighted to share with you our new mission statement, which came out of the aforementioned strategic planning process:
The Alpha Chapter of the Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society connects Johns Hopkins public health students, alumni, and faculty to recognize and develop leadership that advances and sustains the public’s health.
As you can see, we have worked diligently and carefully to create a leaping off point for the future of this organization. The possibilities for growth, innovation, and leadership are endless. With my term ending, I am confident in the direction Keshia Pollack, the incoming president, will lead this organization. With so many moving pieces finally in place, we turn to you for support.
Annual members, I encourage you to send in your dues payment today. If you are able, please consider doubling your dues by making an additional gift of $50 to support the programming we provide to students at the school.
Lifetime members, thank you for your commitment. You clearly understand the benefits of membership in Alpha Chapter and the significance of our chapter’s efforts here at the School. Please consider joining me by making a contribution of $200, $100 or $50 to our programming fund so we can expand the opportunities we offer to students.
Your support of Delta Omega Alpha Chapter will mean a world of difference, from Baltimore to Bangalore. I thank you in advance for your consideration of this very important request.
Carolyn J. Cumpsty Fowler, PhD, MPH ‘96
President, Delta Omega Alpha Chapter