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    Congratulations to our 2022 graduates

Making a Meaningful Difference

The Arnold School is proud of our students, especially our 2022 graduates who have persevered during this challenging time. Every year, faculty, staff, students, friends and family look forward to celebrating graduates at hooding and commencement ceremonies. 

Award Winners

Each year, the Arnold School and our departments recognize outstanding graduate students with awards. This year's winners will be announced at the May 5 Hooding Ceremony

Find more information about Arnold School winners of Graduate Students from the Graduate Student Association and the Graduate School and Undergraduate Students who won university-level awards. 

 

Meet a Few of Our Graduates

We have featured a few of our outstanding students who are graduating in 2022. Click on the stories below to learn more about their journeys. 

Madison Petersen

Madison Petersen

During her program, Madison Petersen gained research experience with the Arnold Childhood Obesity Initiative and UofSC Connect Lab as well as the National Cancer Institute-funded Cancer Education Program, ultimately earning Graduation with Leadership Distinction in Research.

Reann Young

Reann Young

During her athleting training program, Reann Young gained experience with UofSC’s beach volleyball and football teams as well as the SC Summer Dance Conservatory and Columbia International University. She also developed research interests in the mental health of collegiate student-athletes. 

Thomas LaBone

Thomas LaBone

A health physicist, Thomas LaBone has spent 40 years assessing occupational exposure to radioactive materials (aka internal dosimetry). With his Ph.D. in Biostatistics, he is on the forefront of researchers applying Bayesian statistics to internal dosimetry - a goal 25 years in the making.

Chantal LaFlamme

Chantal LaFlamme

Chantal LaFlamme is particularly interested in helping the company use its software to improve workflow, patient safety and quality of care as well as identify health issues and address health disparities. Long term, she would like to improve the accessibility/delivery of the U.S. healthcare system. 

Annalee Brody

Annalee Brody

Annalee Brody's first campus visit to UofSC was instrumental to helping her select a major. She says that Arnold School students clearly had a stronger passion and enthusiasm for their education and experiences.

Erica Schulman

Erica Schulman

During their program, Erica Schulman explored their interests in transgender healthcare and its integration into academic curricula and educational opportunities for athletic training students and practicing athletic trainers.

Megan Austin

Megan Austin

After taking her first health promotion, education, and behavior course junior year, Megan Austin knew she had found her future career. She considered various master’s programs but was drawn back to the Arnold School’s HPEB department. 

Jim Matthews

Jim Matthews

Jim Matthews' graduation with a Master of Public Health degree this May is 46 years in the making. In fact, his new venture into health policy is not only a second career for the optometrist, it is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.

Alex Karp

Alex Karp

Alex Karp found an intersectional topic he was passionate about for his senior thesis with the Honors College. Looking to incorporate animals into a public health project, he researched the impacts of pets on their owners’ overall health during the COVID-19 pandemic.   

Ana Jukic

Ana Jukic

An aspiring physician, Ana Jukic wanted a major that allowed her to learn about the human body, especially while engaged in physical activity.  She chose exercise science as the best fit for her career goals while also including classes and electives that were extremely interesting. 

 


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