Dean Trudy Larson has been honored to be associated with the University of Nevada, Reno for more than 35 years—serving as both an academic physician with the School of Medicine and as a vocal advocate for population health as Dean of the School of Community Health Sciences. In the past four years the School has not only become an independent unit, but we also started a PhD program, now have two Master of Science programs (the latest in Kinesiology, started just this spring) to join our four MPH degrees, divided the undergraduate degree to better support the career development of students, and increased community outreach and support. We anticipate successfully being accredited as a full School of Public Health in June.
As Dean Larson prepares to retire from the University this summer, she is looking to the future, and is both grateful and excited to provide a means of helping students with a passion for public health to begin their journeys through the gift of scholarships.
Established by colleagues, University alumni and friends, the Trudy Larson Scholarship Endowment for Public Health supports undergraduates pursing a degree in public health. Please make a gift to support building the endowment and what it represents. The generations of students to come will expand the capacity of the School of Community Health Sciences to serve our local, national, and international communities as they track infectious disease outbreaks, administer programs that promote health and wellness, propose policies to prevent harm and improve health, and educate people on public health threats.
This past year and a half of the pandemic has identified a lot of challenges for students that we didn’t appreciate before: lack of access to resources, food insecurity, and the need to have all student voices heard. Your support of this scholarship endowment will increase student aid well into the future, strengthening the school and the profession.
As Dean Larson ends her time on campus, she is reminded that we are all remembered for our acts—for the lives we touch and by the causes we advance. In that light please consider making a gift today. The future is hard to predict. But one thing we do know is that we will need resources to fuel the School of Community Health Science’s mission in years to come. We hope you will play a part in our future.
If you’d like additional information about supporting this Endowment or the SCHS please contact Jillian Szewczak at email@example.com.