Health Science Students Attend Public Health Assn. Fall Forum

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L–r: Heather Leahy and Kim L’Heureux (Health Promotion Option) and Maria Alfaro and Heather Eads (Nutrition Option).

Four KSC Health Science students attended the NH Public Health Association Fall Forum in October. They are part of a new initiative called Rising Stars which is intended to recruit and engage students in the state affiliate of the American Public Health Association.  Each of the four received a scholarship to attend the meeting. “This provides professional development for students through helping them to see and hear the scope of what ‘public health’ is and does in New Hampshire and gives them a sense of professional identity,” explained Associate Professor of Health Science Becky Brown.

“The conference provided me with insights and knowledge about current healthcare and the future of healthcare,” said Kim L’Heruex. “After all the hard work I have put into my studies, I understand now that there are jobs and careers out there that I can go into. The best thing I learned was about all the opportunities that I have as someone looking to get into the health field.”