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CMU Public Health program honors students at annual awards ceremony

Central Michigan University’s Public Health program honored student achievement at the 25th annual Loren Bensley Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 8, 2022. The event, hosted by Eta Sigma Gamma, took place at the Buck’s Run Golf Club in Mount Pleasant.

Marcus Cheatham received the Loren B. Bensley, Jr. Honor Award, the ceremony's highest honor. Cheatham recently retired from the health officer position at the Mid-Michigan District Health Department.

Marcus Cheatham receives the Loren B. Bensley, Jr. Honor Award
Marcus Cheatham (right) received the Loren B. Bensley, Jr. Honor Award.

Students honored at the ceremony for their achievements include:

  • Public Health Education Major of the Year: Kennedy Scott
  • Master of Public Health Student of the Year: Nadia Ashtari
  • Eta Sigma Distinguished Service Award: Busakorn (Piao) Satipanya
Busakorn (Piao) Satipanya receives the Eta Sigma Distinguished Service Award
Busakorn (Piao) Satipanya (left) received the Eta Sigma Distinguished Service Award.

“This banquet has a long history of celebrating our outstanding Public Health Education students, faculty, and staff-- I am always amazed at the different types of projects our Public Health Education majors do that improve our community’s overall health,” said Tom Masterson, Dean of The Herbert H. & Grace Dow College of Health Professions.