Eta Sigma Gamma Members Present at National Conference, Receive Awards

Truman’s Gamma Rho chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma national professional Health Science honorary was recognized recently, with the chapter as a whole receiving a national award, and several of its members receiving prominent awards and conducting presentations, at the Eta Sigma Gamma National Meeting at the American School Health Association National Conference in St. Louis, Oct. 13.

Truman’s chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma received the Chapter Excellence Award, while two Truman students received awards in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the field of health science.

Emily Forsyth was the recipient of the Gamman of the Year national recognition and scholarship award. Wesley Chew was also an award winner at the meeting, receiving the 2006 American School Health Association Student Research Grant for his proposal “Developmental Assets Profile of Youth in a Juvenile Justice Facility.”

Truman was soundly represented with several presenters at the conference.

Bryan Campbell, Peter Guirguis, Carrie DeCarli, Tara Osseck, Ben Reine and Joe Stauber presented “A Culturally Competent HIV/AIDS Education Program for African-American College Students.”

Leslie Moss, Chaeli Dougherty, Rebecca Verhaeghe, Liz Schulte and Brittany Schultenhennich presented “Smokebusters: An Interactive Approach to Smoking Prevention and Policy Change.”

Emily Krogmann, Nicole Stevens and Tara Osseck presented “Creating an Educational CD-ROM for Statewide Long-term Care Ombudsmen Recruitment.”

Wes Chew, Alisha Hahn, Leslie Moss, Brittany Schultenhennich and Liz Schulte presented “A Health Education Approach to Rehabilitating Juvenile Center Youth.”

Rebecca Verhaeghe, Nancy Reid, Joe Stauber, Ben Reine and Alisha Hahn presented “Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program: Programming in the Senior Housing Setting.”

Emily Forsyth, Alisha Hahn, Nancy Reid, Liz Schulte and Rebecca Verhaeghe presented “Bridging the Gap Between Knowing and Doing in the Hispanic Community: A Culturally Competent HIV/AIDS Program.”

Peter Guirguis, Emily Krogmann, Carrie DeCarli, Tara Osseck and Emily Forsyth presented “North Central Missouri Regional Health Needs Assessment.”

Chaeli Dougherty, Leslie Moss and Tara Osseck presented “Self-Care: An Assessment of College Student Awareness.”

Laura Kresl, Bryan Campbell, Chaeli Dougherty, Peter Guirguis, Carrie DeCarli and Wes Chew presented “A Tobacco Education and Cessation Program Following the Key Elements of Successful Alternative Schools: A Pilot Program.”

Brittany Schultenhennich, Wes Chew, Nicole Stevens and Jessica Morgan presented “Community Development For a 40 Developmental Assets-Building Initiative in a Rural Community.”

Liz Schulte, Brittany Schultenhennich, Bryan Campbell, Emily Krogmann, Nancy Reid, Rebecca Verhaeghe and Emily Forsyth presented “Interdisciplinary Clinical Education.”

Carrie DeCarli, Emily Krogmann, Joe Stauber and Ben Reine presented “Show-Me Health: Anti-Tobacco Advocacy.”
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