April 4, 2018. The Department of Health & Human Performance hosted an Open House & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the official launch of the Public Health program.  Held during National Public Health Week, the Open House offered individuals from UTC and the local Chattanooga area the opportunity to learn about the field of public health and the vision of the program in educating our future students and working alongside our community partners.

The Open House welcomed more than 70 attendees comprised of UTC faculty and staff, current and prospective students, as well as community organizations. Attendees had the opportunity to meet one another, sample healthy eating options, and engage in activities related to public health. The event featured speakers including Chancellor Steve Angle, Dean Valerie Rutledge, Department Chair Marisa Colston, Program Director Mark Stoutenberg, and Dr. Greg Heath followed by short video clips from the American Public Health Association and the Resolve to Save Lives global health initiative. The event culminated with an official ribbon cutting, slicing of a custom-designed cake, and a toast officially celebrating the entrance of the program on the UTC campus.

Our gratitude goes out to the Health & Human Performance Department faculty and staff for their support, to all of the attendees, and to our graduate student leaders for their assistance in hosting a special night commemorating the beginning of the UTC MPH program! 

UTC Departments: Community Organizations:
Academic Affairs Blue Cross Blue Shields
Advisement Cherokee Health Systems
College of Health Education & Professional Studies City of Collegedale Parks & Rec
Chancellor’s Office Erlanger Health
Development Green Spaces Chattanooga
Graduate School Hamilton County Health Department
Health & Human Performance La Paz
Library Studio Lifespring Community Health
Marketing & Communications LIFT Organization
Occupational Therapy SE Regional Health Department
Physical Therapy Unum
School of Nursing YMCA
School of Professional Studies Youth Villages

Dean Valerie Rutledge, Dr. Marisa Colston, Dr. Mark Stoutenberg and Chancellor Steve Angle (left to right) cut the ribbon to launch the MPH program.

Attendees of the MPH Open House gathered listening to the speakers.



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