A borderless sense of humanity

In recognition of his far-reaching endeavors as a volunteer, master of public health graduate Scott Proeschold received one of Emory's 1996 Humanitarian Awards. Proeschold traveled twice to Havana last summer to study the U.S. embargo's impact on health in Cuba, a project that also garnered him the Fellowship in Business Ethics from Emory's Center for Public Ethics and the Jack Boozer-Hermann Noether Award from the Department of Religion. He also spent six months in South Africa teaching math and physical education to young people in a black township and a year in Latin America teaching primary health classes and working to improve elder care.

Proeschold has served as an information specialist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National AIDS Hotline and has worked as a research assistant for the Southeast AIDS Training and Education Center in Atlanta. At Emory, he volunteered in the Carter Center's Interfaith Health Program, which trains Atlanta's church leaders to become health promoters in their communities. He also co-initiated a new, interdisciplinary course on health and peace.

"Scott has a borderless . . . sense of humanity," says Assistant Professor of International Health Dirk Schroeder, Proeschold's adviser. "He decides what needs to happen in his community or the world and works until his dreams are realized." (Photo by Ann Borden)

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