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Families, friends, faculty and staff gathered Friday to celebrate 82 students graduating from the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) in the department’s first in-person graduation ceremony in three years.
The ceremony and reception that followed were part of a weekend of festivities that included the UW graduation event on Saturday and a celebration on Sunday held by the UW School of Public Health.
The department’s Class of 2022 graduates included:
32 undergraduate students earning their Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health.
32 Master of Science graduates.
13 Master of Public Health graduates.
5 Doctor of Philosophy graduates.
Newly minted graduates from the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health program stand with faculty members Scott Meschke (bottom row, far left), Tania Busch Isaksen (2nd row, far left) and Chair Michael Yost (bottom row, second from left). Photo: Veronica Brace. A group of MPH graduates pose with Yost, Meschke and Busch Isaksen in the Hans Rosling Center for Population Health. Photo: Veronica Brace. Amalawa Aiwekhoe, selected as the 2022 Outstanding Undergraduate Student, acknowledges applause from the audience during the DEOHS graduation ceremony. Photo: Veronica Brace.
Yoni Rodriguez, who earned his MS in Occupational Hygiene, stands next to DEOHS faculty member Edward Kasner, one of Rodriguez's mentors. Photo: Jolayne Houtz. A group of undergraduates poses for a photo at the Hans Rosling Center for Population Health. Photo: Jolayne Houtz.
A group of MS graduates poses with Yost, Meschke and Busch Isaksen during the graduation reception event. Photo: Veronica Brace. Bonnie Ronish, MPH in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, was selected to give the graduate program address. Photo: Veronica Brace. Mae Reilly, BS in Environmental Health, gives the undergraduate program address. Photo: Veronica Brace. Joycelyn Chui, MPH in Environmental and Occupational Health, poses for a photo at the Rosling Center. Photo: Veronica Brace. Nasif Islam, MS in Applied Occupational Hygiene, poses with his family at the graduation reception. Photo: Jolayne Houtz.
Natalie Soto, a new MS graduate in Environmental Toxicology, celebrates with her family. Photo: Veronica Brace.