GEHA’s Member of the Year: Dr. Daryl Rowe, Dr. P.H., M.P.H
Dr. Daryl E. Rowe is originally from Ohio and moved to Georgia in 1981. Currently, he is the Coordinator for Biosafety and an Adjunct Professor of Environmental Health Science at the University of Georgia. He received his Dr. PH at the University of Michigan in 1975, and an MPH from the University of California at Berkeley in 1968. Daryl is has served as president of the Georgia Environmental Health Association and as a board member for the American Biological Safety Association and the American Academy of Sanitarians. He is currently President of the Southeast Biological Safety Association.
Dr. Rowe has been involved with bioterrorism training and exercises, long before the tragedy of September 11, 2001. He recently spearheaded the making of a video because of all the discussion surrounding Environmental Health as the “invisible profession.” The video is being distributed nationally and receiving much acclaim. Daryl lives in Athens with his wife, Linda, and their son and grandchildren.
*see picture of Dr. Rowe receiving his award*
Rowe Environmental Health Award: Eva Virginia Daneke
Eva recently graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Environmental Health Science, magna cum laude. Eva currently works for the Georgia Environmental Protection Division analyzing and providing health education for fish contamination and air toxics. Beginning in August 2003, Eva will pursue a Ph.D. in Toxicology at the University of Georgia under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey W. Fisher. She received a National Science Foundation Fellowship, “The Science Behind Our Food” for part of her graduate studies. Eva has lived in Duluth, Georgia for 21 years.
Irving Bell Golf Scholarship Recipient: Nicole Campbell
Nicole graduated from the University of Georgia in May 2003 with a B.S. in Environmental Science. At UGA, she was president of the Environmental Health Science Club, and worked as the Recruitment Coordinator during the 2002 Summer Orientation Resources Fair. During college, Nicole also had a part-time management position in the evenings with United Parcel Service and attended classes during the day! She did her internship with the Environmental Safety Division at UGA with Dr. Daryl Rowe, where she assisted in the University’s compliance with the Patriot Act. Nicole currently works for the UGA Environmental Health Science Department as Program Coordinator for Recruitment, and is still employed with UPS. She is seeking full-time employment and would like to obtain an advanced degree in the future.
John J. Sheuring Scholarship Recipient: Emmy S. Myszka
Emmy is currently at UGA studying Environmental Health Science and Spanish. She will be studying abroad next Spring in South America and hopes to combine Spanish and environmental health in her future career, either working in a heavily-populated Spanish-speaking area of the United States or in Latin America. Emmy grew up in the Midwest, and moved to Dunwoody, GA in 1995 with her parents and younger sister.
Lifetime Achievement Award: Henry Gilmer
Honorary Lifetime Memberships:
Science Fair Winner: Heather Mispagel
Heather is a senior at Oconee County High School. Heather has been studying the characteristics of microorganisms that survive in wastewater treatment ponds and are discharged to the environment. Specifically, organisms that are antibiotic resistant, which we know is an important health problem today when physicians treat us for various conditions using antibiotics. She has received many of the most prestigious awards at the science fair each year and, again this year, will represent Georgia at the International Science and Engineering Fair.
Georgia Public Health Association (GPHA)
Environmentalist of the Year Award: Leslie Freymann