On July 27, the college held a grand reopening ceremony to officially welcome the University community to the newly renovated space in the Ernest Wilbur Building. The space was primarily designed to accommodate classes in the new DPT program, but will also host classes from other disciplines in the college.
At the end of July, Dr. Earlie Washington stepped down as dean of the College of Health and Human Services and returned to the faculty of the School of Social Work. On July 27, the college hosted a celebration of her 12 years as dean.
The College of Health and Human Services recently received a major gift to establish the George Ishler Wellness Lab. During fall 2018, the lab will begin to assemble faculty partners from CHHS for interprofessional collaboration.
2018 marked the second year of the Health Careers Connection Program at CHHS. The summer bridge program for incoming first-year students grew by 40% in 2018. The college celebrated the completion of the three week on-campus session with all our HCCP students and their families.
The Empower Success program from the Bronson School of Nursing was recently featured on Raise the W, a podcast from the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. Dr. Mary Ann Stark and Empower Success scholar Austin Seavolt spoke about the program and the success of its first year.
Nearly 1300 students walked across the stage of Miller Auditorium to receive diplomas on June 23. Among those graduates were 15 individuals from the first cohort of the Master of Public Health program, which officially launched in the fall of 2016.