2018 Commencement celebrates School of Public Health graduates

9W5A4421-smHOUSTON –On May 11, 2018, UTHealth School of Public Health celebrated a total of 407 graduates for the 2017-18 school year. There were 258 in Houston, 55 in Austin, 53 in San Antonio, 21 in Dallas, 12 in El Paso and eight in Brownsville.

Each campus held its own celebration, and all students were invited to attend the school-wide commencement ceremony in Houston on May 11 at NRG Center. Ernesto Ruiz-Tiben, Ph.D., director of the Guinea Worm Eradication Program at The Carter Center, delivered the 2018 convocation address UTHealth School of Public Health commencement ceremony on May 11. Ruiz-Tiben is an alumnus of UTHealth School of Public Health, having earned his Ph.D. in epidemiology from the school in 1982. Read more about that here.

Also at the ceremony, graduating student, Angela Frazier, M.P.H., executive director of the School of Public Health Student Association, presented Eric Brown, Ph.D., with the McGovern Award for Outstanding Teaching at the 2018 commencement ceremony at NRG Center in Houston. Brown is an associate professor of infectious disease in the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences at UTHealth School of Public Health in Houston. Read that story here.AlsoAL

Photos from the celebrations in AustinBrownsville, Dallas, El Paso, Houston and San Antonio are available on the School of Public Health Flickr account at http://flickr.com/uthealthsph/albums/. This includes photos from the pre-commencement reception on May 10 in Houston.

View photos from a variety of events throughout the 2017-18 school year here.

— Written by Shannon LaDuke