"Dialogue with the Dean" Luncheon

“Dialogue with the Dean” Luncheon. (left to right) Yiping Yang, Jeff Levin, Olusegun Owotomo, Taylor Huffman, Chidi Opara, Dean Blakely, Subash Thapa, Rhoda Annoh-Gordon, Steven Ovu, Noor Mahmoud, Nida Ali. Also in attendance were Mary FitzSimon and Carleigh Kutac.

The Office of Students Affairs at the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School of Rural Public Health has initiated “Dialogue With The Dean: Sharing Perspective” luncheons for first-year students. This professional development opportunity developed by Devy Hardeman, assistant director of student affairs, provides students with the opportunity to interact with Dean Craig Blakely and fellow students, sharing personal perspectives on national and global health issues in a casual, conversational setting.

Students learn more about key TAMHSC-School of Rural Public Health initiatives and faculty research, increasing their awareness of the school’s role in shaping public health on the state, national and international levels. Staff are also available to answer questions and provide information about student services in a casual networking environment in an effort to help new students begin a successful graduate school experience.

Students attending the Friday, November 2nd session (left to right) were:  Yiping Yang, Jeff Levin, Olusegun Owotomo, Taylor Huffman, Chidi Opara, Dean Blakely, Subash Thapa, Rhoda Annoh-Gordon, Steven Ovu, Noor Mahmoud, Nida Ali.  Also in attendance were Mary FitzSimon and Carleigh Kutac.

— Rae Lynn Mitchell

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