2021 CPH Faculty, Staff, and Student Awards presented

Published on April 29, 2021

ribbon iconStudents, faculty, staff, and alumni were honored at the annual CPH Awards Presentation held virtually on April 28, 2021. Congratulations to all who received awards!

Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health

Graduate Students

  • Azeez Alade
  • Sonia Anand
  • Brigette Boyle
  • Nicholas D’Antonio
  • Nicole Graf
  • Lindsay Heck
  • Abby Hellem
  • Sarah Kersten
  • Scott Koeneman
  • Ashley Lawler
  • Rachael Mayer
  • Stevland Sonnier

Undergraduate Students

  • Jessica Allen
  • Anna Correa
  • Olivia Denkinger
  • Sofie Dollison
  • Oluoma Obi
  • Taya Westfield


  • Chelsea Caspell-Garcia
  • Jacob Clark
  • Vijay Golla
  • Ellen Schafer
  • Meagan Schorr Angela Toepp


  • Paul Gilbert
  • Bridget Zimmerman


  • Nafissa Cisse Egbuonye

College of Public Health Awards

  • Faculty Student Mentor Award: Margaret Chorazy
  • Faculty Research Award: George Wehby
  • Faculty Service Award: Emine Bayman
  • Faculty Teaching Award: Dan Shane and Shannon Watkins
  • Staff Research Award: Xuefang Jing
  • Staff Service Award: Dave Asa
  • Student awards will be presented at commencement.

College of Public Health Research Office Awards

  • Associate Professor Advancement Award: Kelli Ryckman
  • Distinguished Faculty Lecturer: Fred Gerr
  • Scientific Staff Advancement: Janel Fedler

University of Iowa Awards

Faculty Awards

  • Marion L. Huit Faculty Award: Patrick Breheny
  • Michael J. Brody Award for Faculty Excellence in Service: Michael Pentella

Student Awards

  • Adele Kimm Scholarship: Jada McDonald
  • Center for Diversity and Enrichment Leadership Award: Felicia Pieper
  • Critical Language Scholarship: Anna Correa
  • Hancher-Finkbine Undergradaute Student Medallion: Noah Wick

University Longevity Awards

March 2020 – February 2021

40 years

  • Dixie Ecklund, BIO
  • Terry Kirk, BIO
  • Laurie Walkner, IPHP
  • John Witt, EPI
  • Marissa Zimmerman, EPI

35 years

  • Patricia Ganzer Holland, EPI
  • Donna Hollinger, EPI
  • Dru Mueller, EPI

30 years

  • Michele Costigan, BIO
  • Diane Schaeffer, HMP

25 years

  • Holly Ernst, BIO
  • Rob Svetly, CBH
  • Michele West, EPI