CHER Students Shine at CHHS Health Science Graduate Program Commencement Awards

The CSULB College of Health & Human Services recently held the 2021 Health Science Graduate Program Commencement Awards, and several  students in the Center for Health Equity Research family were recognized for their exceptional work this year.

Here is a breakdown of the various categories and the students whose exemplary effort was awarded:

The requirements for the Graduate Dean’s List of University Scholars and Artists were as follows: Students must have a minimum 3.75 cumulative GPA, and applied the theoretical knowledge gleaned from their program of study in at least one of the following ways:

  • Contributions to the campus community at the department, college, and/or university levels;    
  • Contributions to the body of knowledge (e.g., conducting research or other scholarly and creative activities);
  • Contributions to the discipline/profession on and off campus (e.g., leadership activities).

Two individuals were chosen for this award, one of whom was CHER's own amazing Samantha Ruiz!

The next category was Graduate Student Honors, in which students must have demonstrated excellence in and contributed to the discipline, including outstanding seminar papers, artistic exhibitions, or special achievements in field work.

Students must have participated in University committees and functions; students must also have participated in scholarly and professional organizations resulting from student research.
Two graduate students were chosen for this award, incuding CHER's incredible Christopher Counts!

In the consideration for the Health Science Department Outstanding Thesis Award, each Department may choose one individual whose thesis best represents the Department.

And this year that dedicated student was Jayne Lee!

2021 marked the Inaugural Health Science Department Award:

Key components of this award were

  • Exemplary classroom performance and/or exemplary contribution to Public Health via internship, research and/or external employment
  • Nominated by Department of Health Science graduate faculty
  • Not already recognized by a University, College or Departmental Award

On of this year's recipients was CHER's awesome John Poli!

Once again, please join the Center for Health Equity Research in congratulating these harworking, dedicated students for the acheivements that have earned this recognition.