Development Officer Update

Your donations make a big impact! Two students share how SPHIS donors have directly supported their academic and professional journeys.

Mary Curnutte, MS, RD, LD, doctoral student in the Dept. of Health Management & Systems Sciences, said, “My goal after graduation is to work in food and nutrition research and public health outcomes. My hope is to contribute towards improved population health through the preventative power of food. I am using this scholarship to fund part of the financial requirement for the annual Food and Nutrition Conference. Last year, I conducted research on the association of increased risk for chronic disease related to poor mental health. Thank you again for helping me with my career. As a full-time student, investing in conferences in not possible without the help from donors like yourself. Thanks again!”

A student in our accelerated MPH program, Emily Adkins, wrote, “In addition to being a full-time student, I work part-time in the population health department at Family Health Centers, a nonprofit community health center in West Louisville. In my role, I do a lot of patient outreach to get people to come in for routine visits, vaccines, and preventative health screenings. I love being able to help populations in need and connect with patients on a daily basis. Working in the field of Public Health is so rewarding, and I love being able to apply what I’ve learned in class to my current job. Again, thank you so much for your contribution to my education. I appreciate your kindness and generosity.”


Charitable gifts do so much to advance mission of the School of Public Health & Information Science including providing scholarship funds, student aid for travel and conferences, faculty and research support, and much more.

To make a gift or discuss how you can contribute in meaningful ways to support students and other initiatives in SPHIS, please contact Angela Champion Sprowl, Senior Director of Development, at 502-852-2031 or


Angela Champion Sprowl, MPA, CFRE, ’99, ‘04 | Senior Director of Development
School of Public Health & Information Sciences | University Advancement
O: 502.852-2031

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