Category: CEPS Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Donovan Cousan

Donovan Cousan PresentationDonovan Cousan, a 2019 community/public health graduate, interned this summer with Project IMHOTEP, which is supported by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He was selected as one of seven students from Project IMHOTEP to present his poster at CDC Headquarters. The title of his presentation was ‘The Progression in Biodefense: Exploratory Analysis of the National Biodefense Strategy.’

Presentations were given to the CDC Undergraduate Public Health Scholars (CUPS), the Dr. James A. Ferguson emerging Infectious Diseases Graduate Fellows and CDC staff.

Student Spotlight: Eric Sample

Recent UCO industrial safety graduate Eric Sample was chosen to serve the State of Oklahoma as a youth judge for a statewide video contest, “Speak Out for Workplace Safety.” As a judge, Sample worked with a panel of judges to narrow down the 51 video entries to one that would be used to teach teens about workplace safety. The contest was hosted by the Oklahoma Department of Labor (ODOL) and the Oklahoma Safety Council (OSC).

Eric Sample with Oklahoma Labor CommissionerSample attended the “Speak Out for Workplace Safety” event at the Capitol and had the opportunity to listen to speeches from¬†Oklahoma Commissioner of Labor Leslie Osborn, Senator Rob Standridge (District 15), Senator Casey Murdock (District 27), and top safety experts Carmen Martinez (Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration), and Betsey Kulakowski (OSC).