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Nominate outstanding Arnold School graduates for one of two 2021 Arnold School alumni awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2021 Arnold Alumni Awards. These awards are the highest honors bestowed upon the Arnold School of Public Health’s most distinguished alumni for their outstanding achievement, dedication and/or service in the field of public health and include a $2,500 cash award.

A nomination form for the Norman J. Arnold Medal and the Gerry Sue Arnold Alumni Award is available to download. This form should be accompanied by a letter of support from the nominator outlining the merit and achievements of the nominee. You will need Adobe Reader to fill out this form. Get Adobe Reader for free at (Uncheck optional offers before you click the download button).

The Arnold Alumni Awards are presented annually in honor of the Arnolds who made a transformational gift in 2000 to endow the University of South Carolina’s School of Public Health, which now bears their name.

The Gerry Sue Arnold Alumni Award is open to all alumni who graduated within the past 10 years (2011 or later). Alumni whose work has both made a difference to the profession and in the health of an identified community or population are eligible for this award.

The Norman J. Arnold Alumni Medal is open to all alumni who graduated more than 10 years ago (prior to 2011). Eligible alumni should demonstrate work that has had both a positive impact in the profession and on the health of an identified community or population and has brought distinction to the Arnold School of Public Health.

Nominations can be made by faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the Arnold School of Public Health. Nominations will close at 5 p.m. Friday, February 26, 2021. Late submissions will not be considered. The winners will be recognized during the Arnold School of Public Health’s 2021 Hooding Ceremony.

Recent Norman Arnold Medal winners include: 2020 Charles Matthews; 2019 William M. Callaghan; 2018 Lillian Mood; 2017 Carol Ann Page; 2016 Heather Brandt; 2015 Jay Hamm; 2014 Dennis Shepard; 2013 Youjie Huang.

Recent Gerry Sue Arnold Award winners include: 2020 Nitin Shivappa; 2019 Ikechukwu (Ike) Ogbuanu; 2018 Sara Goldsby; 2017 Ana Isabel Gallego; 2015 Heather Shaw Bonilha; 2014 Brandon L. Jones; 2013 Tina Marie Devlin; 2012 Jonathan Donley.

If you have any questions, please contact Erika Marie Wright, Phone: 803-777-0519, 

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