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Dean's Student Advisory Council

The mission of the Dean's Student Advisory Council is to provide departmental representation to the Arnold School administration group in order to address student concerns, promote volunteer, social and networking opportunities, and to aid in gaining and retaining top tier students.


Professional Development

Writing Workshop for APHA Abstracts
Come get expert advise on how to submit a solid abstract and make yours outstanding!

Date: Monday, February 5th
Location: Discovery 331
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM 

"What's Next?: A Seminar Exploring Public Health Careers" 
Presented by South Carolina Public Health Association and ASPH Dean’s Student Advisory Council This event is open to both undergraduate and graduate students to learn more about the different areas of public health!

Date: Friday, February 9th
Location: PHRC 114
Time: 2:30 - 5:00 PM


In honor of National Public Health Week the Arnold School of Public Health will be offering free hearing and health screenings!  All faculty, staff, students, and the general public are invited.  Speech-Language Pathology students will be providing the hearing screenings.  Exercise Science students will offer assessments of resting heart rate and blood pressure, height, weight, and body mass index (BMI), as well as an aerobic fitness assessment. Availability will be based on a first-come, first-served basis.  Check-in will be in the 1st floor lobby of the Public Health Research Center.

Date: Friday, April 6th
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Arnold School of Public Health
University of South Carolina
921 Assembly Street
Public Health Research Center, 1st floor lobby check-in table

Questions? Please contact our event organizers in the Arnold School of Public Health:

Hearing Screening: Emily Metze –
Health Screening: Brittany Pope –

Parking:  limited metered parking available on Assembly, College, and Park. Discovery Garage (821 Park St.) visitor parking available for $2 during the first hour and $1 for each hour after.


Congaree Riverkeeper
Smith Branch Cleanup Event
In honor of National Public Health Week, the Arnold School of Public Health invites you to volunteer for the Smith Branch Cleanup in partnership with Congaree Riverkeeper and the City of Columbia!  There are 30 spaces open to the public and none are promised to ASPH.  This event is first come first serve - sign up with the Eventbrite link listed below.

 Sunday, April 8th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
500 Summerlea Dr.
Columbia, SC 29203
Register at:
Questions? Contact Maggie Carson (


Save the date! 
Arnold School of Public Health Annual Picnic

Date: Friday, April 27th
Location: Pine Island


DSAC Laughter Yoga Event  
Laughter – For the Health of It
We’ve all heard that “laughter is the best medicine,” but is it true? Join in this fun, interactive Laughter Yoga session that will have you laughing on purpose, without the use of jokes, comedy, or humor. Learn how to use laughter to manage stress and improve health (mental, physical, & emotional). You'll be glad you did! No special clothing or equipment is needed – just a willingness to laugh and have fun.

Dr. Delores Pluto, Arnold School’s director of evaluation and academic assessment, has been teaching classical hatha yoga since 1993 and laughter yoga since 2010. She has a PhD in public health and a graduate certificate in gerontology.

When: Monday, April 2
Time: 12:30 – 1:00 PM
Where: Discovery 140

No yoga mats required and beginners welcome!



DSAC members for the 2017-2018 academic year are:

Communication Sciences and Disorders:
Christina Pang, 1st year
Emily Metze
, 2nd Year

Environmental Health Sciences:
Bradley Chandler, Master's
Shelby Butz, Doctoral

Epidemiology and Biostatistics:
Meghan Holst, Master's
Melanie Sutherland, Doctoral

Exercise Science (Undergraduate):

Exercise Science/Physical Activity and Public Health (Master's):
Alyssa Younker

Exercise Science (Doctoral):
Brittany Pope, Doctoral, Vice President

Health Services Policy and Management:
Jina Han, Master's
Gloria Esoimeme, Doctoral

Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior:
Lauren Hunt, Master's, South Carolina Public Health Association (SCPHA) Liaison  
Alicia Dahl, Doctoral, President

Public Health (Undergraduate):
Peyton Rogers
Hope Woolf

Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School (IHI) Liaison:
Maggie Carson, Doctoral 

USC Graduate Student Association (GSA) Liaison:
Anna Cofie, Doctoral

Morgan Collins, Office of Undergraduate Student Services
Rebecca Salter, Office of Graduate Student Services
Christy Smith, Office of Graduate Student Services