Welcome & Pinning Ceremony 2023
Friday, September 22, 2023
10:30 AM-11:30 AM
This Ceremony is a long-standing tradition and our opportunity to welcome
new students, faculty, and staff to the Dornsife School of Public Health.
Welcome and Pinning Ceremony was first instituted at the School by the founding
Dean and humanitarian, Dr. Jonathan Mann. Student government organization
officers will lead the new students in reciting the preamble to the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights and Charter of the World Health Organization as a
reflection of the school’s commitment to social justice, our vision of health
as a human right, and an important step that formally welcomes all new students
into the field of public health.
All incoming students and new faculty and staff will be formally welcomed
and will receive pins; all existing students, faculty, and staff are invited to
attend. A reception with light refreshments will be offered upon conclusion of
Melissa C. Lyon, MPH, CPH, is the Public Health Director for Delaware County (PA) Department of Health. She is the first Public Health Director for Delaware County. Delaware County was officially approved as a local public health department in April of 2022. She has been serving as the Director since January 2022. She has been leading the Department through the process of creating a 21st Century Public Health department utilizing the Public Health 3.0 and Chief Health Strategist framework. While remaining true to the foundational public health services and Public Health Essential Services to create a strong and knowledgeable public health culture that will serve the community for decades.
Her public health passion is to engage communities in the decision-making process to create a healthy, thriving community. She strives to ensure that health is represented in every community conversation and decision. The national trend is to forge strong public-private partnerships to tackle the health priorities of a community. She desires Delaware County, PA to become a public health model.
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Cindy M. Ngo