UGA Public Health

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August 21, 2015

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Student Spotlight: Kyle Hopwood

My name is Kyle Hopwood, a 2nd year Master of Public Health student from Western Springs, IL. I am currently pursing my MPH in the Health Policy and Management concentration. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion in 2014.

The BS in health promotion provided me the opportunity to explore the healthcare industry in a more comprehensive way. I fully immersed myself into the College and senior year I became an ambassador because I wanted everyone to see just how great the program is and the wide variety of career paths the College prepares you for. <Read more from Kyle's Spotlight>

Events happening around campus and in the community:


The Department of Recreational Sports will host Rec Fest (#UGARecFest), an event that will kick off the semester with live music, free food, games and giveaways.

Sunday, August 23rd 5:00 - 9:00 pm in the Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities. Contact: Aaliyah Solomon


Participants will put on a pair of heels and walk a mile to speak out against relationship and sexual violence. Sponsored by the University Health Center's Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention office, this event is part of a united movement to make UGA a rape-free campus.

Saturday, August 29th 5:30 - 7:30 pm at The Arch on North Campus.
Sponsored by: University Health Center,Contact: Michele Passonno 706-542-8690


The Office of the Athens Clarke County Emergency Management will be hosting a Table Top exercise for this GEMA Region on September 1st. They are requesting Public Health students to be volunteers to assist with registration before and to be runners between the different agencies during the exercise. This would be a fun event to participate in as well as to give you the opportunity to meet and network with Local Public Health, Emergency Management, Hospitals, Local Government, public works, and emergency responders. If you are interested, please contact the Office of Emergency Management: Beth Burgess:


LT Melinda Williams , Medical Programs Officer, US Navy will be on campus Tuesday, September 1 from 10:30am-11:30am to answer any questions you may have about scholarships. Please contact her via e-mail at to schedule a time that works best for you. Please see the attached document concerning the scholarship program.

Continued Reminder:


All CPH students are welcome and encouraged to utilize the computer lab on the bottom level of Rhodes Hall on the Health Sciences Campus. The lab has a ‘bring your own paper’ printer available for use. Rhodes is open from 7:30-5:30 Monday – Friday. You can request access to enter the building 24/7 by completing the Request form for access to Rhodes Hall and Russell Hall (required for after-hours access to study rooms and computer lab in the Rhodes Hall Garden Level). Parking is available for all non-HSC permit holders after 4pm, otherwise, there is a $1/hr pay lot available for use. Come join us and make this campus your campus.