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A Letter from the Dean
What's in a Name? Net:Works, published by the University of Michigan School of Public Health Office of Development and Alumni Relations, is a way for all who have a connection to UM SPH to read about how your fellow alumni, friends, classmates, or colleagues are making a difference in the world. In the process, we hope the articles are thoughtful, entertaining, and perhaps even inspiring. I encourage you to use Net:Works as a means to start conversations using any number of ways to get or stay in touch.
Use Net:Works as a guide, and consider these opportunities:
- Join us on campus by attending Events open to our alumni and the community.
- Visit the SPH website which is full of ways to become informed and stay involved. Connect with a classmate through Find an Alum or tell us What’s New With You?
- Dig into the newly revamped Career Services section of our web site, especially Career Connection, a resource for students, alumni, and employers.
- Become a “fan” of the UM SPH Facebook page through the UM SPH website Alumni & Friends link. It contains great comments and information about the school and life
in Ann Arbor.
- Update your whereabouts by using the Alumni Record Update. We can’t
tell you about opportunities if we can’t find you!
- Examine Findings magazine, available both in print and online these days. It’s an award winning bi-annual update on the state of public health focusing on a specific theme for each issue. The content frequently speaks to many of us who care about our communities whether we are working in public health or not, and you may rediscover your passion for public health in the process!
We can offer you many ways to connect with alumni, friends, and resources, but the real challenge is finding time to do it. We all make silent promises to ourselves to do so, but life somehow manages to get in the way of our good intentions. I can vouch for the fact that you will feel richer if you make the effort. I know I do each time I hear about the ways in which our graduates and partners have made a difference in communities around the world.
One of the ways our alumni and friends stay in touch with us is through their financial support of the school. In fiscal year 2008 (July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008) we were pleased to hear from hundreds of our graduates and friends. These gifts have been essential to the work of our faculty, staff, and students. Thank you!
We hope to hear from you soon.
Kenneth E. Warner, Dean, Avedis Donabedian University Distinguished Professor of Public Health