On Friday, May 13, we celebrated the graduation of our first cohort of Global Health majors (n=37) with families and friends at a ceremony in Ebling Hall. Dr. Jonathan Patz, Director of the Global Health Institute, provided words of wisdom, and then each graduate walked across the stage to receive their diploma covers and congratulations. After the ceremony, we all adjourned to a reception where students graduating with a Certificate in Global Health joined us. A highlight of the afternoon was the appearance of Bucky Badger (many photos were taken). Thanks to the GH advising team, Dr. Todd Courtenay, Devika Suri, and Megan Juneau, for organizing this special day.
The Global Health major at UW-Madison was inaugurated in 2020 and has grown rapidly, with over 300 students currently declared. The Certificate in Global Health also serves a large number of students (800) and continues to expand. Both programs are administered by the Department of Entomology but rely on the expertise and energy of staff instructors and faculty from across the campus.
Some photos from the event:
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