Students and Alumni Honored at Lyman T. Johnson Awards

October 21, 2019

Alumna Dr. Angelica Geter Fugerson and current student Talia Woody were honored at the Lyman T. Johnson Torch of Excellence Awards on Oct. 11.


Woody, who was born in Michigan and graduated from high school in Cincinnati, previously earned her Bachelor of Public Health degree at UK. She is in her first semester of the Master of Health Administration program.


Fugerson, who was mentored by Dr. Richard Crosby (Health, Behavior & Society) during her time at UK, received her DrPH from the College of Public Health in 2015. She is presently the first-ever Chief Health Officer for the City of Atlanta.


The annual awards are presented in honor of Johnson, the first African American individual to enroll at University of Kentucky. This year marks 70 years of integration at UK; a portrait of Johnson was unveiled by his grandson to mark the occasion. Justin Sumner (CPH Communications) and Dr. Corrine Williams (Health, Behavior & Society) attended the event on behalf of the CPH Inclusive Excellence Committee.


The University of Kentucky College of Public Health is a catalyst of positive change for population health, with a mission to develop health champions, conduct multidisciplinary and applied research, and collaborate with partners to improve health in Kentucky and beyond.