Public Health Student Support to Advance Community Health in Appalachia Fund

In honor and memory of Susan West Marmagas

Susan West Marmagas

Susan West Marmagas

The Public Health Student Support to Advance Community Health in Appalachia fund will assist public health students who are committed to improving health in rural Appalachian communities.

The scholarship honors Professor Susan West Marmagas, a founding member of the Public Health Program. Passionate about engaging communities, Marmagas was a champion for students, both professionally and personally.

The scholarship will be awarded to students who demonstrate a commitment to “start where the community is,” a mantra that Susan instilled in her students.

Students from Appalachia, particularly those with financial need, will be given priority.    

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The Department of Population Health Sciences, in partnership with the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, offers the Master of Public Health (MPH) graduate program.

The MPH program is grounded in an interdisciplinary “One Health” approach, which recognizes the dynamic interdependence of human, animal, and environmental health.

Your support will help this program grow and excel.