The College of Public Health at East Tennessee State University welcomes you to this academic year. My name is Marcia Oursler and I am the Graduate President of the Public Health Student Association.
With every course I have had thus far in my Masters of Public Health curriculum, I become more intrigued with the vast areas and opportunities of Public Health. My concentration is in Environmental Health. I chose to focus on Environmental Health because I am and have been interested in the environment and its influence on the general public. I have a passion for helping people understand how environmental issues affect their health. The courses within my program have prepared me for a successful future in public health. The College of Public Health here at ETSU is special because I feel like I have relationships with my professors, thanks to the great student to faculty ratio.
I strongly encourage you to take advantage of all the great opportunities the College of Public Health has to offer. The resources are abundant for public health students in forms of guest lecturers, resume building assistance, inexpensive CPR certifications, and public health work experience. I urge you to attend special events throughout the year including Breakfast With the Experts and the Leading Voices Lectures as well as the many other great events such as the weekly Farmers Market here at ETSU.
East Tennessee State University is a great place to be for any student because of its unique location and its inter-professional offerings. The College of Public Health is truly a special place for students passionate about learning. I am thrilled to welcome you and hope you have a great fall semester.
Graduate President, Public Health Student Association