Collaborators for life

As a Gillings School graduate, you are part of a robust network of more than 19,000 alumni worldwide. Because our people are what make us the leading public school of public health, we believe in fostering a sense of community that extends long past graduation.

Congratulations to our 2020 graduates!

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“Congratulations on your graduation and completion of studies in the School of Public Health! My years in the School of Public Health were fantastic and the education set me up for success in my current role at UNC Health!”

— Rhonda Lowe, BSPH Health Policy and Administration 1986
System Director Learning and Organizational Development at UNC Health

“Congratulations on graduation! The world will be a better place with you at the helm of important and difficult public health decisions. From the COVID frontlines of Bellevue Hospital in New York, it comforts me to know there are Carolina MPH graduates bringing the forces of science to bear on the societal inequalities in front of us and before us.”

— Anonymous

“Congratulations grads! Through these trying times, you’ve still accomplished wonders and will be well-prepared to start your careers working for the public good and improving lives globally. Cherish the times that you did get to spend at UNC Gillings and know that you will always be welcomed back as a new part of our alumni community.”

— Sarah Zelasky, BSPH 2018
Research Team Lead, Pacific Environmental Analytics

“This is a time you all will never forget. You start your careers at the apex of a global pandemic — and all the dynamics that come with it. For the rest of your lives, you will be veterans of this crisis. What a rare opportunity to be able to earn that type of credibility with so many working years still ahead of you. And like all public health crises, there will be downstream policy impacts for years to come. It will be a fascinating time to be as literate in health policy as all of you now are. When I graduated in 2009, like everyone, I was naive to the fact PPACA would pass in 2010. That legislation singularly shaped the foregoing decade of my career. With all the complications of our healthcare system, I was able to succeed because I could understand both the business and policy implications of PPACA. None of it would have been true without the health policy expertise I acquired at UNC. Now the pandemic presents the same opportunity for you — take advantage of it!”

— Luke Thomas Redman, MBA/MHA 2009

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