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Delta Omega Society Beta Gamma Chapter

  • About the Chapter
  • Constitution
  • Membership
  • Past Inductees
  • Dues

Photo of the logo of Delta OmegaDelta Omega is the honorary society for graduate students in public health. The Society was founded in 1924 at Johns Hopkins University, School of Public Health. There are currently 48 chapters throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. The national office is located at Association of School of Public Health. Any questions concerning Delta Omega can be sent to the Executive Secretary, Allison Foster. For information about the Beta Gamma Chapter at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, contact the Dr. Dr. Thomas Tucker , (859) 249-0773 ext.225.

Upcoming Event:

The Beta Gamma Chapter of Delta Omega will have its induction of new members and annual meeting
Friday, March 22, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Hilary J. Boone Center, 510 Rose Street (www.uky.edu/BooneCenter/map.htm).
Our speaker will be Stephanie Mayfield Gibson, MD, FCAP, Commissioner, Kentucky Department for Public Health.
NOTE: Event is by invitation only. There will be a $25 charge for the luncheon.

 

 

 

 

This Constitution was approved by the inaugural Executive Committee on February 10, 2006.

Name

The name of this organization shall be the Delta Omega Society Beta Gamma Chapter.

Purpose

The purpose of the Society shall be to encourage and recognize excellence in practice, research, education and academic achievement in the field of public health.

Officers
  1. Except in the inaugural two years, the officers of the Chapter shall consist of an Immediate-Past President, a President, a President-elect, and a Secretary-Treasurer.

  2. The officers shall be elected by a vote of the majority of the Chapter members present at the annual business meeting. Elections will be held every two years for all offices. The President-Elect will serve two years in that position, and then assume a two-year term as President, followed by another two year term as Immediate-Past President of the Society. The officers shall assume their duties as of January 1, following the annual business meeting.

  3. If any officer in the Executive Committee (officers) is unable to complete his or her term, the remaining officers shall appoint a replacement who will serve until the next election by the Chapter.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee of the Chapter shall consist of the national officers, and may include committee chairs or members-at-large appointed by the President, as described in the by-laws.

Membership

There shall be four categories of membership in Delta Omega.

  1. Student Membership: Student membership shall be selected by the Executive Committee. Members elected from the student body shall be approved at the annual business meeting. They shall be chosen with due regard to their scholarly attainments, commitment to service, involvement in college activities, and honorary character of Delta Omega. In order to be eligible for membership in Delta Omega in this category, the student shall: Possess a degree equivalent to or higher than the bachelor's degree. Be in the last semester leading to an advanced degree in public health. Intend, so far as can be ascertained, to follow a career in health or public health.

  2. A maximum of ten percent (10%) of graduating students shall be elected to membership in any one year. Those elected shall be from the upper twenty-five percent (25%) in class standing and have demonstrated real or potential qualities of leadership in public health. The total student group to be considered for membership shall only include persons who are candidates or who have received an advanced degree in public health during that current calendar year. The term "advanced degree in public health" as used in these By-laws, refers to the following degrees or their equivalents: Master of Public Health, Doctor of Public Health, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy.

  3. Faculty Membership: Faculty membership shall be selected by the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee will give particular attention to outstanding public health performance in scholarship, teaching, research and the quality of publications. The total number of faculty members elected in any one year may be up to three percent (3%) of the full-time faculty.

  4. Alumni Membership: Alumni membership shall be selected by the Executive Committee. Delta Omega may elect a maximum of ten graduated from the College whose work in the practice of public health would serve as a model for future graduates of the College for membership each year.

  5. Honorary Membership: Delta Omega may nominate honorary members to be elected by a unanimous vote of the Executive Committee. This membership shall be limited and conferred only upon persons possessing exceptional qualifications who have attained a meritorious distinction in the field.

Annual Meeting

There shall be held annually a meeting of the Beta Gamma Chapter, at which time officers shall be elected biannually and chapter business conducted.

Emblem

The emblem of the Society shall be a gold key with circular center, with the Greek letters Delta Omega engraved on the obverse.

By-Laws

The Chapter By-laws, established by the Executive Committee, will further define the regulations and operations of the Chapter and amendment procedures.

Amendments

This constitution may be amended by two-thirds vote of the members present at the annual business meeting.

There shall be four categories of membership in Delta Omega.

  1. Student Membership: Student membership shall be selected by the Executive Committee. Members elected from the student body shall be approved at the annual business meeting. They shall be chosen with due regard to their scholarly attainments, commitment to service, involvement in college activities, and honorary character of Delta Omega. In order to be eligible for membership in Delta Omega in this category, the student shall: Possess a degree equivalent to or higher than the bachelor's degree. Be in the last semester leading to an advanced degree in public health. Intend, so far as can be ascertained, to follow a career in health or public health.

  2. A maximum of ten percent (10%) of graduating students shall be elected to membership in any one year. Those elected shall be from the upper twenty-five percent (25%) in class standing and have demonstrated real or potential qualities of leadership in public health. The total student group to be considered for membership shall only include persons who are candidates or who have received an advanced degree in public health during that current calendar year. The term "advanced degree in public health" as used in these By-laws, refers to the following degrees or their equivalents: Master of Public Health, Doctor of Public Health, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy.

  3. Faculty Membership: Faculty membership shall be selected by the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee will give particular attention to outstanding public health performance in scholarship, teaching, research and the quality of publications. The total number of faculty members elected in any one year may be up to three percent (3%) of the full-time faculty.

  4. Alumni Membership: Alumni membership shall be selected by the Executive Committee. Delta Omega may elect a maximum of ten graduated from the College whose work in the practice of public health would serve as a model for future graduates of the College for membership each year.

  5. Honorary Membership: Delta Omega may nominate honorary members to be elected by a unanimous vote of the Executive Committee. This membership shall be limited and conferred only upon persons possessing exceptional qualifications who have attained a meritorious distinction in the field.

2010 Delta Omega Society Beta Gamma Chapter Induction Ceremony Photo of John Kim and Dr. Mcknight

John Kim and Dr. Mcknight
Photo of Dr. Harris and Dr. Mcknight
Dr. Torrie Harris and Dr. Mcknight
Dr. Calico & Dr. Mcknight
Dr. Forrest Calico and Dr. Mcknight

Founding Members inducted at other institutions

Lynne Hall
Joel Lee (t)
Michael Samuels

 

Other Members inducted at other institutions

Patrick Breheny
Ann Coker
Ray Garman
Andrew Johnson
Glen Mays
Larry Prybil
Martha Riddell
Chi Wang

 

Honorary Inductees

Glyn Caldwell2007
Forrest Calico2010
Laverne Carter2008
Steve Davis2009
Kristine M. Gebbie2010
William Hacker2010
James W. Holsinger, Jr.2007
Rice Leach2008
Stephanie Mayfield 
Thomas Samuel2007
F. Douglas Scutchfield2006
Douglas Thoroughman2008
Stephen W. Wyatt2006

 

Student Inductees

Erin Abner2006
Samuel Antwi2011
Kia Armstrong2008
Paula Arnett2012
Ibitola O. Asaolu2013
Miriam Azuoru2008
Justin Blackburn2007
Angela Carman2012
Naomi Hudson Carter2010
Leah Casanave2013
Jan Chamness2010
Eric Durbin2013
Jennifer Gatz2006
Laura Hall2006
Rachel Hall2008
Edmond Hooker2007
Bin Huang2008
Richard Ingram2011
John Kim2010
Michael King2006
Janice Kuperstein2008
Susan Lawrence2007
William Mase2009
Ashley McCarty2007
Carol McLay2007
Dinesh Poudyal2012
Jessica Rinsky2009
Donna Schmutzler2011
Dazar Seidu2009
Prayuth Sudathip2008
Robin Cline Vanderpool2006

 

Alumni Inductees

Ban Al-Attar2009
Joseph Benitez2009
Keisa Bennett2006
Michelyn Bhandari2007
Alisa Bowersock2011
Phyllis Bryden2008
Baretta Casey2007
Lorie Chesnut2006
David Clark2011
Jessica Cobb2011
Timothy Crawford2013
Christopher Day2006
Angela Dearinger2007
Karen Early2013
LeChrista Finn2010
Terri Foxx2010
Charles Griffith1994
April Harris2013
Torrie Harris2010
Jenna Hatcher Keller2013
Georgia Heise2012
Brandon Hurley2011
Tourette Jackson2006
Patricia Ransal Jennings2006
Swannie Jett2013
Peace Jessa2006
Karen Kryscio2007
Dorathy Lachman 
Cynthia Lamberth2006
Jeffrey Levin2010
Anthony LoBianco2006
Jasie Jackson Logsdon2012
Erin Louis2010
Elizabeth Masterson2006
Sabine Gunther Meuse2011
Rosie Miklavcic2004
George Moorman2008
Shalini Parekh2010
Jennifer Redmond2006
Deborah Reed2011
Frank Romanelli2013
Sara Robeson2011
Tiago Souza2011
Sabrina Walsh2008
Regina Washington2008
Andrew Waters2013
John Williams2007

 

Faculty Inductees

Tyrone Borders2013
Terry Bunn2013
Heather Bush2012
Richard Charnigo2011
Richard Clayton2007
Julia Costich2009
Richard Crosby2010
Richard Kryscio2007
Joel Lee2006
Robert McKnight2006
William Pfeifle2011
T. Scott Prince2008
Wayne Sanderson2011
Brent Shelton2012
Pamela Teaster2010
Thomas Tucker2008
John Wiggs (d)2006

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(d) = deceased
(t) = transferred to another Chapter

The Delta Omega Beta Gama Chapter has induction and annual dues. Induction dues are paid once when students, faculty or alumni are inducted into the Chapter. The induction dues are paid to the Delta Omega National Council to cover the expense of processing each new member into the Society. The National Council is at liberty to change the amount of induction dues. As of February 2013, the fee for induction dues are $50.00.