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Graduate Student Association

GSA members display a poster for the CEHHS Chalk Walk

Students display the GSA’s entry for the Annual College of Education Health and Human Sciences Chalk Walk.

The Public Health Graduate Student Association (PHGSA) is a voluntary student organization for MPH and DrPH students at the University of Tennessee. The PHGSA allows public health graduate students, both new and seasoned, to develop leadership skills, enjoy time together, and develop health-promoting initiatives for the university community and beyond.

  • PHGSA activities include: planning and leading the new student orientation each fall semester, participating in campus wellness events, and engaging in other service learning activities that promote health.
  • Public health graduate students are elected each year for the positions of president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer.
  • Associate Professor Kathleen Brown serves as faculty adviser of the PHGSA.
  • Read the Public Health PHGSA bylaws here.
  • Annual Reports

2017 PHGSA Officers

President: Emma Barnes, HPM student, ebarne15@vols.utk.edu
Vice President: TyKeara Mims, CHE student, tmims@tennessee.edu
Treasurer: Rebecca Nowack, CHE student, rnowack@vols.utk.edu
Secretary: Rachel Wojciechowski, HPM student, rwojciec@vols.utk.edu
Philanthropy Chair: Quinten Ash, HPM student, qash@vols.utk.edu

2018 PHGSA Officers

President: Claire Holladay, CHE student, chollad1@vols.utk.edu
Vice President: Jennifer Schablik, HPM student, jschabl1@vols.utk.edu
Treasurer: Mandi Casteel, DrPH student, meme1422@gmail.com
Secretary: Sarah Walsh, CHE student, swalsh14@vols.utk.edu
Philanthropy Chair: Zeruiah Buchanan, CHE student, zbuchana@vols.utk.edu


For more information, e-mail phgsa@utk.edu.

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