Dr. Anna Torrens Armstrong is Professional Member At-Large for National Eta Sigma Gamma

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Dr. Anna Torrens ArmstrongUSF College of Public Health assistant professor, has been selected as a Professional Member At-Large on the national board for National Eta Sigma Gamma (ESG), a national health education honorary.

“Your experience and the fact that you have and continue to be a highly regarded faculty sponsor and health education professional will serve you well in this new capacity,” said ESG’s national president and past president to Dr. Torrens Armstrong. “Your commitment to the profession, Eta Sigma Gamma, and the development of the next generation of health education professionals is commended.”

Anna Torrens Armstrong, PhD, MPH, CPH, MCHES (Photo by Anna Mayor)

Eta Sigma Gamma works to promote the discipline of health education by elevating the standards, ideals, competence and ethics of professionally prepared individuals in health education, according to Torrens Armstrong.

Dr. Armstrong will hold this position for a two-year term, March 2020 to 2022.

“I originally joined the USF Chapter, Delta Kappa, as an MPH student myself, in 2000,” she said. “After my life adventures led me back to USF, I became the Delta Kappa advisor in 2016 and continue to serve in this role.”

Torrens Armstrong, who earned her MPH (2001) and PhD (2006) from the USF COPH, said her role on the  National Board will help support the business of the organization, providing strategic guidance and leadership while learning about new ways to invigorate USF’s chapter.

“I am excited to join this board that represents one of our concentrations here at the College (Public Health Education),” she said. “I unsuccessfully ran for this position in the past, and dusted myself off and gave it another shot and was successful this time around. I share this as I think it is important for our students to know perseverance pays off.”

Story by Anna Mayor, USF College of Public Health