Alumni Awards

alumni awards

The USF College of Public (COPH) was founded in July 1984. Over the years, our graduates have gone on to make significant contributions to the field of public health. The Outstanding Alumni Award recognizes COPH graduates who improve the public’s health and do it exceedingly well.

Nominees must have earned an academic degree (BS, MHA, MPH, MSPH, PhD or DrPH) from the COPH and not be currently employed by the college. Additionally, nominees must have significant domestic or global impact in two or more of the following areas:
  • Leadership in public health 
  • Teaching, scholarship and mentorship of health professionals 
  • Research 
  • Impact on the community, college, university or society 
To nominate someone for the 2017 Outstanding Alumni Award, please submit the following scanned documents via one email to All submissions will be acknowledged by email to the nominator.
The nomination and supporting letters should not be longer than 400 words each and should explicitly address the nominee's contributions to the field of public health as referenced above. Acceptable nominators include colleagues and university faculty. Self-nominations are not accepted.

The 2017 Outstanding Alumni Award will be presented in Tampa during National Public Health Week, April 2-8. Awardees will be notified by email or personal telephone call by Monday, February 6.

The nomination deadline is 11:59 p.m. on December 1st. For more information, contact

COPH 2015 alumni awardees

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