Alumni Awards

Alumni 2021-2022

Melissa Schreibstein Melissa Schreibstein (’10 MS) – Public Service Award Melissa Schreibstein is a leader and connector with more than a decade of experience educating and inspiring high performers to…
Shemeka Thorpe Dr. Shemeka Y. Thorpe (’20 PhD) – Emerging Leader Award Dr. Shemeka Thorpe is a sexuality educator and researcher from Wendell, NC. She is a two-time graduate of UNCG with…
Anna Maria SiegaRiz Dr. Anna Maria Siega-Riz (’83 MS) – Distinguished Alumni Award Dr. Anna Maria Siega-Riz received an MS in Food, Nutrition, and Food Service Management from the University of North Carolina…

Pacesetter Awards

These awards honor outstanding alumni in the School of HHS 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 selected a Pacesetter awardee to honor.

Everardo Aviles Everardo Aviles Ruiz, LCSW, LCAS (’17 BSW ’18 JMSW) Social Work Everardo is a double HHS Alumni, earning his BSW degree in 2017 and his JMSW degree in 2018.…
Allyson Kelley Dr. Allyson Kelley (’14 DrPH) Public Health Education Dr. Allyson Kelley is the principal consultant and founder of Allyson Kelley & Associates PLLC (www.allysonkelleypllc.com). Allyson…
Michael Robinson Michael Robinson (’16 MA) Peace and Conflict Studies Michael has served as Program Director at NCCJ since the fall of 2017. As Program Director,…
Kellie Casavale Dr. Kellie O. Casavale, RD (’05 PHD) Dr. Casavale (Kellie) completed the Didactic Program in Dietetics, Dietetic Internship and Doctor of Philosophy degree in Nutrition in 2005…
Leslie Consitt Dr. Leslie Consitt (’05 PHD) Dr. Leslie Consitt is an associate professor of physiology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Ohio University and as…
Natalie Hengstebeck Dr. Natalie D. Hengstebeck (’13 MS ’17 PHD) Human Development and Family Studies For as long as she can remember, Dr. Natalie D. Hengstebeck wanted to understand why…
Leah Williams Leah Williams, CGC (’08 MS) Genetic Counseling Program Leah received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences and Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology…
Lauren Duffy Dr. Lauren Duffy (’09 MS) Community and Therapeutic Recreation Dr. Duffy’s research program fits under the umbrella of critical sustainable tourism and leisure studies. In…
joya-anderson-2021 Joya Robertson, CCC-SLP (’09 MA) Communication Sciences and Disorders Joya Robertson, M. A., CCC-SLP obtained her Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology in 2009 from the University…