Student Testimonials

Shannon Dickerson

(Class of 2014)

B.A. in Sociology and Social Problems, San Diego State University

“I was so deeply impacted by the program, at every level—personally and professionally—and wanted to stay connected in any way I could. I was honored to be a part of the program by helping support and usher other people into it. The program is designed for people like me—established professionals who are in the middle of their career and who are deciding what’s next for them. I was driven to advance my skills, but more importantly to find my identity in the field. I think that being part of that decision-making process for a prospective student is really admirable. I love to brag about the program all the time.”

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Jennifer Dunphy

(Class of 2014)

M.B.A., Loyola Marymount University

“Having this degree is incredibly important to me as I view it as a passing of a “baton of responsibility” to ethically improve the public health of my community for the rest of my career. I was able to implement new best practices based on what has worked for other students in my classes. I incorporate things I learned in the M.P.H. program on a daily basis.”

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Amy Ellerbe

(Class of 2014)

B.A. in Psychology, University of Alaska, Anchorage

“I live in Anchorage, Alaska and am a researcher. The curriculum in this program is spot-on. The health policy course is timely and relevant with all the new developments in health reform. I conduct research to inform policies, healthy behaviors, and best practices. In class, I hear the other side of my work—how this translates in the practices of the other students. It’s inspiring to have classmates with diverse backgrounds and levels of expertise.”


Korie Hickel

(Class of 2014)

B.S. in Spanish and International Health, Clemson University

“My employer was flexible, so I was able to adjust my work week to 9-hour days, Monday through Thursday, and then a half-day on Friday. I also read while on the bike at the gym and took materials with me so I could pull them out when I found time. It’s encouraging to know that support continues after graduation from both program staff and fellow classmates. I have moved up in management, and knowing how to work with my customers and serve them and their needs is almost as important as knowing how to work with your team to accomplish challenging and complex tasks in a stressful environment.”

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Tim Ho

(Class of 2014)

M.D., Loma Linda University

“As a physician, I feel like I do a pretty good job of taking care of individual patients. However, I discovered that I lacked the knowledge and the skills to care for groups of patients or populations of people. The On-Campus/Online Professional M.P.H. Degree Program allows me to obtain that knowledge and develop those skills while maintaining my commitments and accountabilities to work and family.”

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Sukhminder Khurana

(Class of 2014)

M.B.B.S., Christian Medical College

“I work full time as an obstetrician. The more time I spend tending to sick patients, the more I want to work on prevention. I want to understand everything that affects our health. This program is giving me the platform. I’m not just learning from the teachers; I’m learning from the students. I’m learning things that are affecting my work today. I am changing the way I speak to patients, giving healthier advice and health education toward prevention.”

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