NEHA Annual Education Conference

By: 
Esther Haviland

Dr. Melinda Wilkins, MSFS Director and Bonnye Mason-Williams, MSFS Academic Specialist attended the NEHA convention in Grand Rapids, MI in early July. 

Along with greeting attendees and visiting with prospective students, Dr. Wilkins was featured on a panel titled, “Graduate Education – What’s In It For Me?” 

Dr. Wilkins, as well as three other Michigan State University directors, Dr. Neal Fortin, IFLR and Global Food Law; Dr. Elizabeth Hamilton, Master of Public Health Program and Dr. Jane Maddox, Pharmacology and Toxicology, spoke about the need and benefits of continuing education and the possibilities for obtaining a masters degree with minimal impact on a current job or personal life.  Some other incentives to obtaining your masters that they discussed include:  ways to keep up with the changing industry, developing your analytic thinking, and excellent opportunities to network with others in your field. 

NEHA AEC provides professional development in environmental health.  For more information on NEHA and the 2018 NEHA AEC please click here.

Left to Right:  Dr. Fortin, Dr. Maddox, Dr. Hamilton and Dr. Wilkins

Left to Right:  Dr. Fortin, Dr. Maddox, Dr. Hamilton and Dr. Wilkins.