Upton Sinclair's novel The Jungle, published in 1906, famously paints a horrific picture of the health violations and unsanitary symptom in the meatpacking industry, specifically in turn-of-the-century Chicago. It would be a sensation, and it catapulted Sinclair to instant celebrity.
But nearly Two decades following the book's publication, study regarding public health in the graduate level was still being in its infancy.
That situation resulted in the 1924 establishment of Delta Omega, the national honorary society for achievements in public health made to recognize outstanding work and promote graduate study within the field.
Delta Omega is definitely thought to be a leader in public health recognition, and with the end of the 2021 -2021 academic year, CGU's School of Community & Global Health (SCGH) inducted 14 sign ups into the prestigious society.
A recognition ceremony for SCGH's members was held in April in the CGU President's House. Welcoming remarks were provided by SCGH Professor Kim Reynolds, and the awards were presented to the 2010 recipients by Program Manager Bree Hemingway. In addition to three graduating students, this year’s inductees included alumni, faculty, and staff.
This year's inductees include Riverside County Executive Officer Jay Orr; professors Paula Palmer and Darleen Peterson; alumni Alicia Alvarado, Lizette Brenes, Alyssa Colunga, Walter Johnson, Yvonne Olivares-Maldonado, Neil Patel, Jonathan Rodriguez, and Jake Ryann Sumibcay (current Delta Omega – Delta Epsilon Chapter President); and current students Angela Lyons, Jordan Riddle, and Jacklyn Samano.
Delta Omega is associated with more than 80 universities around the world and recognizes inductees for his or her academic excellence, possibility of leadership in the field, and resolve for the of public health.