Welcome to the exciting new School of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) during our first transition year! Although we became official, as a result of academic realignment, on July 1, 2011, faculty, staff, students and alumni will be working during 2011-12 on the many facets of forming a new school! HHS departments and programs, listed on the right, are located in SIX buildings: Ferguson building houses Communication Sciences & Disorders and the Therapeutic Recreation lab of Community and Therapeutic Recreation. HHP building houses Community and Therapeutic Recreation, Kinesiology, Public Health Education, and the main offices & classrooms of the NEW Guilford County Schools Health and Human Sciences Early Middle College. McIver building houses the Genetic Counseling Program and the Gerontology Program. The HHS Office of Academic Outreach is located on Oakland Avenue, the Speech and Hearing Program (and Telepractice) is located at the Gateway University Research Park North Campus. Stone building houses Nutrition, Human Development & Family Studies, and Social Work. The many departmental Centers and special programs are all around campus, see right menu. So, to visit the new school, wear your walking shoes!
All of our faculty members, staff and students are committed to improving the human condition and in their work they try to improve people and institutions as they work to make the world better, safer, healthier, more just and more humane. The School of Health and Human Sciences, through the example of our seven departments, three programs, two School Centers and three departmental Centers values diversity, community engagement, and balance in the life-long development of the total person.
We have many special degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level, and five doctoral programs in HHS. Our graduate programs in several departments are accredited and/or nationally ranked and we pride ourselves on our community outreach and scholarship of engagement. The new school will highlight community engagement and other forms of research, outstanding teaching, and service to the citizens of Greensboro, the region, the state, nation and the world. Through intersecting disciplines and collaboration with faculty within the school and around campus, this exciting new combination of faculty and students in HHS should be quite exciting to watch!
Once a month I will be having “talk to the dean” sessions, where anyone—faculty, staff, students, alumni, administrators—can pop in for a short visit. See the HHS web site for the date, time and location of these sessions.
Watch the HHS web site for information about our HHS Realignment Task force, working in the summer for fall preparation to launch the new school. They are helping to construct the various committees that will be working on the establishment of the new school. We will have new traditions, a new culture, and new colleagues!
For our alumni of HHS—whether you were alumni of Arts and Sciences, Health and Human Performance, Human Environmental Sciences, or the Graduate School—you will now have “duel citizenship,” as I do! I graduated from a program in Arts and Sciences that moved to Health and Human Performance, and now is moving to Health and Human Sciences…triple citizenship! Whatever your past alumni affiliation, join me as a fellow alumna in becoming part of HHS. Watch for exciting news in the fall as we form a new HHS Alumni Association, affiliated with the UNCG Alumni Association.
I invite you all to check our web sites frequently, join our new HHS Facebook page, and check out the dean’s blog at http://uncgdeanblog.wordpress.com. For more information about the School of Health and Human Sciences, we hope you will examine our web pages as they change in the coming year, reflecting our new realignment. Please let me know how I may help you learn about one of our exciting programs in HHS!
Celia R. Hooper, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor
School of Health and Human Sciences
Mailing address: 401 HHP Bldg/Dean’s Office
P.O. Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
Office locations: 401 A HHP building and 164A Stone building, alternating days. Call or email for appointment and location