Farewell party for retiring GHSD professor Penny Jessop
Students, faculty, and staff gathered at the home of Jane Bertrand, chair of the Global Health Systems and Development Department, to bid farewell to beloved professor Penny Jessop, who is retiring after 33 years of teaching. The party was also a fundraiser for the Penny Jessop Travel Fund. Jessop shared with the crowd how important this fund is to her, since she knows that it will often make it possible for a student to be able to present a poster at APHA or pay for housing in Zaire.
A large number of students, faculty, staff, and alumni attended the event and more than $11,000 was collected toward the fund. *Update* - $16,858 raised as of June 6, 2012!
Please click here if you would like to learn more about Jessop's extraordinary life and contributions to Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and to contribute to the Penny Jessop Travel Fund, which will assist graduate level students with travel expenses for academic purposes.