Arizona College of Public Health Spring 2002 Convocation

Arizona College of Public Health Spring 2002 Convocation

EVENT: Arizona College of Public Health Spring 2002 Convocation.
Keynote speakers are Virginia Yrun, State Senator, and Richard Carmona, MD, MPH, U.S. Surgeon General nominee and alumni of the College. Sally Drachman, PhD, wife of the late Roy P. Drachman, will be awarded the College's first Outstanding Service Award.

WHEN: SATURDAY, MAY 11, 9:30 A.M.

WHERE: Proscenium Theater, Center for the Arts
Pima Community College, West Campus
2202 W. Anklam Road

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The Arizona College of Public Health will celebrate Spring Convocation, Saturday, May 11, 9:30 a.m., at the Proscenium Theater, Center for the Arts, Pima Community College, West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road. State Sen. Virginia Yrun (District 13) will deliver the keynote address, "The Crisis in Health Spending in Our State," and U.S. Surgeon General Nominee Richard Carmona MD, MPH, will deliver the alumni address, "The Future of Public Health and the Public's Health."

Sally Spade Drachman, PhD, wife of the late Roy P. Drachman, will be awarded the College's first Outstanding Service Award for her commitment to the community and the College. She helps recruit board members and is a liaison between business leaders and the UA. Her efforts have led to the support of internships and research experiences for public health students. In addition, the Drachmans established the Drachman Prevention Fund for Children that will afford student researchers in the College to promote healthy behaviors, nutrition and physical activity among children and youth. In addition, it will help fund mentoring at-risk children and youth. The Spring Convocation is celebrating 76 public health graduates: 29 bachelor of science degrees in health education, 45 master's degrees in public health and 2 master's degrees in epidemiology.


Established by the Arizona Board of Regents in January 2000, the Arizona College of Public Health is the first public health college in the Southwestern United States and represents a tri-university collaborative effort among the University of Arizona, Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University. The College of Public Health's mission is to promote the health of individuals and communities with a special emphasis on diverse populations and the Southwest. Programs concentrate on the reduction of health disparities, the development and maintenance of healthy communities, and the promotion of healthy lifestyles.