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Alumni Award

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. Additionally, nominees must have significant domestic or global public health impact in teaching or mentoring, service (e.g. community, society, social justice), leadership, research or practice.

To nominate someone for the 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 professional colleagues and university faculty. Self-nominations are not accepted.

The Outstanding Alumni Award is presented in Tampa during National Public Health Week. Awardees will be notified by email or telephone by early February.

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

Past Awards