Preconception Peer Educators (PPE), Arthelia White and Tiffany Youmans, served on a panel, Promising Practices of Reproductive Life Planning as a Part of Life Planning: A North Carolina Story during the North Carolina chapter of the Society of Public Health Education. Both Community Health majors, White and Youmans are PPE officers and are scheduled to graduate next year.
The conference, which took place October 26th and 27th is tied to the professional organization “to promote, encourage, and contribute to the advancement of health of all people. The festivities included an awards ceremony and installation of the organization’s officers.
Dr. Antonia Mead, who is the advisor for the Preconception Peer Educator program, provided encouragement and support while they traveled. “This opportunity was an a result of their active involvement in the PPE program,” said Mead. She connects the importance of student involvement in the success of students. “Is it imperative that undergraduate students today get involved in campus activities whether it be research with a faculty or campus organizations. They should step outside of their comfort zone and seek leadership roles. These opportunities open doors to conference opportunities, job prospects, and graduate school possibilities.”