SPH Alumna Receives Walking College Fellowship

MPH graduate receives a coveted Walking College Fellowship from America Walks.

Ms. Josy Delaney, a May 2015 graduate of the Online Master of Public Health program in Public Health Practice, has received a coveted Walking College Fellowship from America Walks, a national organization dedicated to making communities more walkable and livable. One of 25 recipients to receive a Walking College Fellowships, Ms. Delaney complete a five month training program consisting of an instructional program and an independent study project. Each fellowship recipient will attend the 2nd National Walking Summit held in Washington, D.C. on October 28-30th, 2015.

The goal of the Walking College program is to cultivate skills that are critical to becoming effective change agents in the community, including educating individuals on the benefits of walking, evaluating the environment and determining how to fund projects, and engaging community members to become advocates for a walkable community. Information regarding the Walking College is available at: http://americawalks.org/walking-college/.

Ms. Delaney has a background in exercise physiology, and has been a strong proponent of walking and walkable communities for many years. Through the program, she will create a “walking action plan” for her community in Malone, NY.