Jan. 11 2019

Marlyn Delva Honored for Excellence in Student Services

Marlyn Delva, associate dean for Education and Student Affairs and dean of Students, is the recipient of the 2019 Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health Student Services Excellence Award. Dean Delva was selected for her innovative and forward-thinking practices and extraordinary dedication in working with students.

Dean Delva, who is also an assistant professor of Epidemiology and Sociomedical Sciences, has earned a national reputation for her dedication and passion towards ensuring the well-being of our students, both in and outside of the classroom. As a student advocate, she has established education and wellness activities that empower students to achieve academic and personal success. To foster inclusivity and a culture of care and wellbeing, she continually updates programming and services so students receive the care and support they need.

In addition to her role as the head of the Office of Student Affairs, she plays a significant role in educational initiatives at the School, including establishing global field placement opportunities, teaching in the Core MPH program, and developing cultural awareness programming to enhance the student experience and curriculum.

“This award is well-deserved recognition for Marlyn’s extraordinary contributions to the Mailman community and to our students,” says Julie Kornfeld, Vice Dean for Education. “Her commitment to ensuring the success of our students as they go on to become public health professionals is unparalleled, and we benefit from her commitment and excellent service each and every day.”

“I’m honored to be selected for this recognition, which is a testament to the OSA team, students, and the unwavering support of the faculty, staff, and school leadership,” says Dean Delva.

Dean Delva will be recognized at an awards ceremony at the ASPPH Annual meeting in March.