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ETSU College of Public Health awards Bruce A. and Amelia R. Goodrow Scholarships

Contributed • Jul 16, 2018 at 3:59 PM

The College of Public Health at East Tennessee State University has awarded the Bruce A. and Amelia R. Goodrow Scholarship to the following students:

• Blaire Brooks of Charleston, Tenn., is a junior majoring in environmental health. She is an Honors-in-Discipline Scholar in environmental health and a recipient of the Provost Academic Performance Scholarship.

She is also a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. Brooks is the daughter of Jacqui Schollenberger, Charleston, and Bill Brooks, Cleveland. She is a member of First Baptist Church, Cleveland, and is attending Redeemer Community Church in Johnson City while at ETSU. She has been on four mission trips to Haiti.

• Hannah Jones, the daughter of Scott and Joan Jones, Powell, is a junior majoring in public health with a concentration in health care administration. She is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and is a Young Life leader at Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport.

• Dylan Kenkel is a junior public health major. He is the son of Scott and Tammy Kenkel, Mount Carmel.

• Miranda D. Liner is a senior Midway Honors and Honors-in-Discipline Scholar in environmental health at ETSU who also received the State of Franklin Environmental Society Scholarship.

Liner is active within ETSU’s Honors College and participates in undergraduate research in the Department of Environmental Health. She hopes to earn a master’s degree in environmental health after graduating in 2019 with her baccalaureate degree. She is the daughter of Andrew and Susan Liner, Knoxville.

• Casey Lunceford, of Mountain City, is a senior double-majoring in public health and media and communication. He also received the Dr. Jay L. and LeVenia S. Allen Scholarship, which is awarded to a rising junior or senior majoring in public health with a minimum 3.0 grade point average and is named for a former public health professor and department chairman and his wife, who worked in the ETSU College of Nursing for 23 years.

Lunceford is vice president of the Public Health Student Association and a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Sigma Alpha Lambda honor society. He is the son of Allen and Tammy Lunceford.

• Kristi Mathis of Bulls Gap is a senior majoring in public health with a concentration in community health. The dean’s list student is a member of the Society for Collegiate Leadership and Achievement.

Mathis graduated from Walters State Community College as a physical therapist’s assistant with an associate’s degree and is a massage therapist at Sculptz Salon and Spa. She also worked at the former Greene Valley Developmental Center for 20 years. She is the daughter of Lee and Phyllis Gibson, Sneedville.

• Samantha White is a junior majoring in public health with a concentration in health care administration. The ETSU Presidential scholar and dean’s list student is a member of the National Society of Leadership and success and secretary of the Allied Health Student Association. She is the daughter of Ray and Mary Beth White, Greeneville.

The Goodrow Scholarship is designated for ETSU students who demonstrate academic potential and ability and are committed to a successful career in a public health profession.

Among other qualifications, preference is given to military veterans and candidates majoring in community health, public health administration, epidemiology and environmental health.

Qualified graduate students must also have a minimum of two years of documented “real-world” public health experience prior to applying for the Goodrow Scholarship, which may be renewed for qualified students.

Dr. Bruce Goodrow, a disabled veteran, served on the ETSU faculty from 1988-2008. Amelia Goodrow, who worked for 31 years as a quality control management executive with Levi Strauss and Co., served as a member of the ETSU Foundation for many years prior to her death in 2013.

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