Thomas O'Donohue recognized as Chancellor's Medallion Recipient

December 18, 2018

Thomas O'Donohue was recognized as Chancellor’s Medallion Recipient for CEHHS during the Fall 2018 University of Michigan-Dearborn's commencement ceremony.

Thomas O'Donohue was recognized as the College of Education, Health, and Human Services Chancellor’s Medallion Recipient during the Fall 2018 commencement ceremonies held on December 15 at the UM-Dearborn Fieldhouse.

Over the course of the two ceremonies, Chancellor Domenico Grasso presented five students with the Chancellor’s Medallion in recognition of their strong academic record, quality of character, intellect and integrity.

Thomas O’Donohue earned his Bachelor of Science degree in public health and graduated with High Distinction. He has been on the Dean’s List for five terms and earned University Honors five times. He is the recipient of the Chancellor’s Scholarship (Fall 2014-Winter 2018) and the Barnes and Noble Bookstore Scholarship (Fall 2018).

As part of his studies, O’Donohue completed an internship with the Wayne County Health Department. Through this experience he learned about several different aspects of the health department. Some of this specific work included collaborating with a public health nurse and environmentalist to investigate elevated blood lead levels, participating in restaurant and pool inspections, and working with emergency preparedness managers.

O’Donohue has volunteered with the American Red Cross and makes a point of giving blood as often as he can. He also has volunteered with Forgotten Harvest, salvaging and repacking food at their warehouse. O’Donohue plans to make volunteering an even bigger part of his life once he graduates.

After graduation, O’Donohue plans to pursue a career in epidemiology and environmental health, which will likely include pursuing a master’s degree. He also enjoyed his time at the Wayne County Health Department and is looking into emergency preparedness as a potential career.

The College of Education, Health, and Human Services congratulates Thomas for his well-deserved recognition. We are sure this will be one of many proud, successful moments for you!

Together with Thomas, four more graduates received the Chancellor's Medallion recognition as well:

  • Majd Faraj, College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters
  • Con Lustig, College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters
  • Angela Karkoski, College of Business
  • Erica Magnuson, College of Engineering and Computer Science


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