Student Awards & Recognitions

Kimberly Whitaker

Pictured: Kimberly Whitaker

Public and Community Health would like to honor Kimberly Whitaker with the "Outstanding Student in Public and Community Health"  award. She was also named "Major of the Year" by SHAPE.

Major of the Year award

Miranda Terry and Matthew Allen

Pictured: Dr. Miranda Terry (left) presents Matthew Allen (right) the October 2016 Department of Applied Health Sciences Outstanding Student in Philanthropy award.

Matthew Allen was recognized as the Outstanding Student in Philanthropy by the Department of Applied Health Sciences in October 2016. He is heavily involved in campus. He was co-founder of and serves as Vice President of Student Health Educators Association (SHEA), serves as the Student Coordinator of the Health and Wellness Peer Education program, serves as a Residential College Adviser at Hester, and assists the Women's Center and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Offices on campus with their programming.

In addition to these campus activities, he also organized a Pet Drive (think food drive but for pet supplies) for the Humane Society of Calloway County during the Fall 2015 semester and volunteers for several community agencies, for example, he assisted with the balloon pop game at "National Day of Play" Celebration on October 1st.

According to his advisor and SHEA faculty advisor, Dr. Miranda Terry, “Matt goes above and beyond the regular workload of a college student. He likes to do community health programming, which has made him think about pursing a graduate degree in Student Affairs. He does all of this while maintaining a very high (almost 4.0) GPA while he pursues an undergraduate degree in Public and Community Health and a minor in Psychology.”