Class of 2020

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Distinguished speakers commend graduates for their resolve amid pandemic

The CUNY SPH held its fourth commencement on Tuesday, June 2. The virtual ceremony featured an illustrious line-up of public health leaders to address the talented class of 2020.

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Valedictorian Laura Ansley Hobbs speaks

Valedictorian Lauren Ansley Hobbs addresses the graduates.

Musical Send-off for our grads

A very special musical send-off to our graduates from Dean Ayman El-Mohandes, Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Alumni Relations Lynn Roberts, Associate Professor Chris Palmedo, and 2020 MPH graduate Nicole Pondexter-Sylvester!

Graduate Honors

Dean’s Merit Award Recipients

Laura Ansley Hobbs

Laura Ansley Hobbs, MPH
Valedictorian and Dean’s Merit Award for Scholarship

Karina Castillo

Karina Castillo, MS
Dean’s Merit Award for Research

John Wetmore

John B. Wetmore, MPH
Dean’s Merit Award for Research

Anthony Ierardi

Anthony Michael Ierardi, MS
Dean’s Merit Award for Service

Pavan Lohia

Pavan Lohia, MPH
Dean’s Merit Award for Service

Lauren Rauh

Lauren Dana Rauh, MPH
Dean’s Merit Award for Commitment

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Sally Quinn, MPH
Dean’s Merit Award for Commitment

Catherine Machalaba

Catherine Machalaba, PhD
Dean’s Dissertation Award

Dean’s Departmental Award Recipients

Kelsey Schobert

Kelsey Schobert, MPH
Dean’s Departmental Award in Community Health and Social Sciences

Sarah Edwards

Sarah Edwards, MPH
Dean’s Departmental Award in Environmental, Occupational and Geospatial Health Sciences

Emma Ruderman

Emma Ruderman, MPH
Dean’s Departmental Award in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Matthew McCaleb

Matthew McCaleb, MPH
Dean’s Departmental Award in Health Policy and Management

Watch the full Ceremony

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