Neither decades nor distance prevent our grads from reuniting in Baltimore.
Alumni from as far back as the Class of ‘52 and far away as Japan will gather Friday, Sept. 19, to celebrate the School’s 2nd annual Alumni Day. Faculty, staff and current students are invited to share in the fun and benefit from the Networking Reception.
“Alumni Day is the closest event we have to a reunion,” says Morgan Martin, associate director of Alumni Relations. “It brings together people from all over the world to network and learn from their fellow graduates.”
The Alumni Association will honor the accomplishments of 13 Bloomberg School graduates with presentations of the Heritage, Distinguished Alumnus, Global Achievement and Outstanding Recent Graduate awards. Dean Michael J. Klag—who earned an MPH here in 1987—will speak on the “State of the School.”
During the coffee break, attendees can snap selfies in front of a backdrop of the School on the Wall of Wonder and share the photographs on social media with #publichealthselfie.
A highlight of the day’s events: Joshua Sharfstein, MD, Maryland’s Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene will moderate a keynote discussion featuring Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Kathryn Edin, PhD, a leading poverty researcher; and Rebecca Onie, JD, a MacArthur Fellow and World Economic Forum Young Global Leader who cofounded Health Leads, a nonprofit that enables physicians to prescribe basic resources for health, such as food and exercise programs.
“Graduates from the No. 1 School of Public Health deserve the best alumni engagement opportunities,” says Jimmie Lou DeBakey, director of Constituent Relations. “I want alumni to walk away from our provocative programs thinking, I can’t wait to come back for more.”
Check out the full schedule for Alumni Day 2014.