In the spring of 1989, the COPH invited alumni to attend a meeting to determine interest in forming an alumni group. A year later, the USF national alumni board officially recognized the college’s alumni as a society on February 17, 1990. In the years that followed, dues-paying members reached nearly 300 and the group was recognized as USF’s outstanding society in 1993-94 and 1996-97!
Fast forward to 2019.
Alumni are involved in every facet of the COPH. You serve on the dean’s advisory board, mentor students in practice experience, speak with prospective students about your academic endeavors and more. The only thing that is missing is you!
Join the herd and make the COPH Alumni Society great again!
Welcome back to the USF College of Public Health!
Whether you are a recent graduate or have been out in the field for many years, there is something for you at the college. We are continually adding continuing education opportunities especially those that generate CPH maintenance of certification credits. We’re open to suggestions for professional development programs that would benefit you; please share your thoughts! We love to hear from our alumni and to learn all the incredible things you are doing in the world, contributing to improvements in public health, health care, infrastructure and systems, education, the environment, politics, business, whatever it is you are doing, we want to hear about it! Your efforts inspire us, give us ideas to use in the classroom, and suggest networking opportunities for our students and for all of you. We also extend an invitation for you to visit us anytime. Students always enjoy meeting alumni and our faculty are always interested in reconnecting with their former students, now colleagues. And of course, don’t forget to nominate your friends for alumni awards or to share with us the accomplishments of your classmates. For better or worse, there is always good work to be done in public health: we are very grateful you – our fabulous alumni – are doing it.
From field experience coordinator to communications officer to my current role as director of engagement and constituent relations, it’s a pleasure working with COPH students and alumni. If I may be of any assistance in regard to USF or COPH matters, please do not hesitate to contact me.
I’m here for you!