Behavioral Health student impact in National Public Health Week


As National Public Health Week comes to a close, BHSO would like to recognize a few behavioral health students who received award recognition at the NPHW Awards Ceremony on April 10, 2013.

A special congratulations goes out to the following students:

BHSO President: Tony Hernandez

Tony Hernandez received recognition for not one but two awards at the ceremony. Tony earned a Student Honorary Award for Research and Practice (SHARP) as well as the Rita G. Bruce Memorial Scholarship. We are especially proud of him as only one Rita scholarship is awarded to a student who has demonstrated exceptional work in academics, leadership, research and community outreach.

BHSO Secretary and Webmaster: Alexandra Albizu-Rivera

Alexandra was awarded the Samuel P. Bell, III Scholarship in addition to two other doctoral students. This scholarship is awarded to those who have demonstrated excellence in academics and professional achievement. Wife of Samuel P. Bell, III and former president of USF, Betty Castor was present during the ceremony.

BHSO member: Mary Ivory

Mary Ivory earned a Student Honorary Award for Research and Practice (SHARP). Mary is set to graduate with her MPH at the conclusion of the spring semester. We are very proud of her achievement and wish her the best of luck upon graduation!!


If you are a behavioral health student who earned an award and were not recognized, please email Alexandra Albizu at so that the appropriate changes can be made.