2012 Alumni Awardees

The School of Health and Human Sciences is proud to announce the recipients of this year’s Alumni awards!
These awards include the Distinguished Alumni, Lifetime Legacy, Public Service, Emerging Leader, and Pacesetter awards.

Carol D. Eustis ’67 : Distinguished Alumni Award

Carol has dedicated an astounding 43 years to higher education in what is now the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) where she has served as Dean of the School of Health Professions (SHP) since 2003. Under her leadership, SHP raised $14 million in grant funds, added several new credit and certificate programs, as well as new faculty and staff positions. Under her leadership, CCBC has become the leading provider of undergraduate health care education in Maryland.

Carol credits UNCG with the development of her leadership skills where she ran for and was elected President of the Student Government Association in 1967.

Vera R. Jenkins ’39 : Lifetime Legacy Award

While at Woman’s College, Vera studied the developing field of Dietetics. She served as the Chief Dietitian in Fort Bragg during WWII and trained many dietitians for deployment overseas. Vera has remained active in the field of dietetics and in the American Dietetic Association all of her professional life.

She has been a mentor to many young women and a major contributor to scholarships for dietitians through the NC Dietetic Association Foundation.

Nettie Coad : The Public Service Award

Nettie Coad was a Greensboro native and great friend to UNCG. The Public Service Award was presented to her posthumously. Nettie had a tireless commitment to making Greensboro a better place for all. She worked through the Partnership Project and the Greensboro Health Disparities Collaborative, and partnered with area university faculty, staff and students, local clergy, and other members of the Greensboro community to achieve social justice.

Nettie’s family and members of the Greensboro Health Disparities accepted the award on her behalf.

C. Jason Yates : The Emerging Leader Award

Jason earned a BSW in ’06 and a MSW in ’09. He is now the associate director of Caring Service, INC., an integral part of substance abuse treatment in High Point, NC. Under his leadership, the agency has been able to provide free psychiatric medications for many of the area’s uninsured residents. For the last 12 years, Jason has taken a group of formerly homeless veterans to assist with Philadelphia Stand Down, a project that provides services to homeless veterans.

Jason provides supervision for our senior social work students; he is an adjunct faculty in the Department of Social Work; and he is on the HHS Alumni Association board.

Pacesetter Awards

The HHS Pacesetter Award honors outstanding alumni in the School who have attained local, state or regional recognition through their achievements in scholarship, leadership, or service during their career or through civic involvement. Each Department and Program selected a Pacesetter awardee to honor.

Those honored were :

Ellen Holloway ’00, MA, CCC-SLP
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Cecilia Y. Rider ’03, MS, CTRS
Community and Therapeutic Recreation
Kristy Lee, MS ’02, CGC
Genetic Counseling Program
Holli Ward ’07, MS
Gerontology Program
Lisa Carpenter Baldwin ’87, MS
Human Development and Family Studies
Ron Morrow ’84, ’00, EdD
Sheila Britt-Smith ’85, ’88, MEd, RD
Laura E. Mrosla ’92, MPH, MSW
Public Health Education
Michael Sherr ’97, PhD, LCSW
Social Work

Alumni Awards made prior to 2012:

Alumni from the School of Health and Human Sciences at UNCG are honored on Reunion Weekend. An Alumni Awards Ceremony is held to honor these alumni for their important local, regional, national, and international contributions.