Delta Omega inducts new members, honors founders at annual luncheon

May 12, 2014

The Delta Omega Honor Society Rho Chapter recently held their annual luncheon and inducted new members. Inductees included student inductee Michael E. Reed, who is enrolled in the online M.P.H. in Public Health Practice program; alumna inductee Amy M. Riordan, M.P.H. '13; and faculty inductee Carol Bigelow, Research Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Director of the Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology.

During the induction ceremony, the chapter honored its charter members as Founding Fathers: Founding President Robert Tuthill, Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology, Founding Vice-President William Darity, SPHHS Dean Emeritus, and Founding Secretary/Treasurer Howard Peters, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Health Sciences.

The Rho Chapter also recognized graduate student Iris Corbasson, who won the Delta Omega Award at the 17th Annual School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) Research Day.

From left: Faculty inductee Carol Bigelow, Delta Omega Treasurer Martha Zorn,
Delta Omega President Margaret McCarthy, alumna inductee Amy Riordan, SPHHS Dean Marjorie Aelion

The Delta Omega Society is the public health honorary society of accredited schools and programs of public health. The purpose is to encourage excellence in student scholarship, research, and to recognize academic and professional achievement in public health, and to promote continued effort.

From left: Martha Zorn, Delta Omega Research Day winner Iris Corbasson, Marjorie Aelion, Margaret McCarthy

Current Delta Omega Rho Chapter president Margaret McCarthy and secretary/treasurer Martha Zorn presided over the ceremony, which was held at the Campus Center. Attendees included SPHHS Dean Marjorie Aelion and numerous SPHHS faculty and staff.

From left: Martha Zorn, Dean Emeritus William Darity, Marjorie Aelion, Professor Emeritus Robert Tuthill, Margaret McCarthy