Jakob Hester, a second year Master of Science student in Health Promotion, was selected to represent the University of Kentucky in the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) Collegiate Champion Program. Hester was one of 20 champions selected across the country for the 2018-19 year.
The Collegiate Champion program gives undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to serve as liaisons between the National SOPHE Office and their respective college and university campus.
As a Champion, students share news and information about the field of health education/promotion; promote professional and academic award opportunities for students; and host events on and around campus. Each Champion serves a two-year term — the first year as a Champion and the second year as a mentor to the successor.
Dr. Melinda Ickes serves as Hester’s advisor. She is an associate professor in the UK College of Education Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion.