Message from the Dean

Dear Friends,

Have you made your plans yet? It’s time!

Yes, the Centennial Celebration we have been preparing for is finally upon us. It’s a tremendous moment in the life of the school and an event you simply don’t want to miss. We have developed a full weekend of entertainment and education, with plenty of opportunities for catching up and looking ahead. It will be fun, festive, and unforgettable.

You can find a full schedule and information beginning on page six, but I hope you’ll remember that this is more than celebration; it’s a commitment to the future. The Centennial culminates in a gala event on Saturday, November 10th, to benefit future students. Toward that end, all proceeds from the Centennial over and above costs will go directly toward building our school’s endowed scholarships.

Alumni from around the world often share with us how their education has benefitted them. Take Mauricio Sauerbrey, featured on page eight, who has very nearly eliminated river blindness in Latin America, or Brad Hawkins, page 13, whose Fulbright fellowship will take him to Suriname to teach. These are just two of the many alumni for whom an SPHTM education has provided the tools to make an impact on the lives of others.

We want to continue to make a difference in the lives of students, no matter their financial situation. We want to see the very best and the very brightest walk through our doors, study with our faculty, and go on to become public health professionals across the globe. To make that happen, endowed scholarships are essential.

I hope you will attend Centennial and celebrate with us. And I hope you will help us make it possible for all students who dream of earning a public health degree from Tulane to be able to do so.

See you in November.



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