MPH Alumni Group

The Masters of Public Health (MPH) Alumni Group is a place for graduates of the program to unite in support of the department.  Not only does this group help to advise and financially support the Department of Public Health, but it also serves as a mentoring outlet for students and a portal for alumni networking and professional development.


Group Officers

  • President – Paul Hernandez
  • Past President - Gary Marchand
  • Class Representatives:
    • Traditional MPH – Latessa Minor and Gary Marchand
    • Executive MPH –  Sabrina Bouldin


How to Join

If you identify as part of the MPH Alumni Group, we ask that you demonstrate your active membership with a gift of at least $25 to the Department of Public Health Development Fund. This fund provides the much-needed resources necessary for the Department to maintain our margin of excellence.  In addition, membership in the Southern Miss Alumni Association is strongly encouraged in order to foster the best alumni support possible.

Gifts may be sent directly to the USM Foundation, Box 5210, Hattiesburg, MS 39406. Please make your check out to the USM Foundation and indicate “Public Health Development Fund” on your check.

If you wish to give online, you may do so via the USM Foundation’s secure website  at If you give online, please select "Community Health Sciences" in the Designation Menu.



Stay connected for former classmates and professors by joining the MPH Alumni Group on Facebook. Click on the link below to join the group:

MPH Alumni Group on Facebook