The Karen Denard Goldman Academic Scholarship, established in 2005, was created to recognize exemplary student achievement. It is awarded to a student or recent graduate who demonstrates excellence in academics as well as a commitment to the field of health education. The winner will receive $500 as well as a certificate of achievement.
It is befitting for this award to memorialize Dr. Karen Denard Goldman. In addition to her many accolades as Chair for the MPH program at Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University School of Health Professions, and former Co-Director of the Community Health Program at Kingsborough Community College (CUNY), she was a beloved and esteemed professor at East Stroudsburg University, New York University, and Rutgers University.
Dr. Denard Goldman promoted the health education field in academic, healthcare, non-profit and governmental settings such as the University of Medicine and Dentistry NJ (UMDNJ), the March of Dimes, and the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services. She was an author/co-author for many articles in the field of health promotion, and for the professional development series, "Tools of the Trade," published through national SOPHE. Her interests were broad and her inspiration and guidance as a mentor were far-reaching.
As a leader in the field of health education, she was a member of both the New York and New Jersey SOPHE chapters, and a member and then President of national SOPHE.
It is also ideal that her award should be given to a worthy student or a new graduate in health education. A consummate mentor and teacher, there was nothing she loved more than to enable her students to succeed and flourish in our chosen profession. Her famous mantra was, "Behold the Turtle! Who only makes progress by sticking their neck out."
In other words, be bold students and take risks! Forge the way for others and keep advancing the profession through your work, your collaborations, your research, and your publications.
Dr. Karen Denard Goldman
| Past Recipients |
|2021 ||Mireya Rosas-Barajas|
|2015||Amy Henderson Riley & Kiameesha Evans|
|2014||Kaitlin (Kordusky) Cartoccio|
|2012||Mary Ellen Dippolito and Daniel Giovenco|