Academic journal article Human Ecology

Top of Their Class: Last Spring, the Human Ecology Alumni Association and Sloan Alumni Association Honored Three Graduates and One Current Student with Their Annual Awards for Professional and Academic Accomplishments, Community Engagement, and Service to Cornell

Academic journal article Human Ecology

Top of Their Class: Last Spring, the Human Ecology Alumni Association and Sloan Alumni Association Honored Three Graduates and One Current Student with Their Annual Awards for Professional and Academic Accomplishments, Community Engagement, and Service to Cornell

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Lauren Braun '11

Braun, a human development graduate, earned the Recent Alumni Achievement Award, which honors alumni who demonstrate a commitment to professional, community, college, or university activities. As a student, Braun researched global health in Peru, where she learned about low child vaccination rates in the developing world. In 2012, she founded the nonprofit Alma Sana ("healthy soul" in Spanish) to test her patent-pending concept for bracelets to remind mothers in resource-poor regions about immunization appointments.

Laurie Miller Brotman '86

Brotman, a human development and family studies graduate, received the Helen Bull Vandervort '26 Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of her dedication to community service and professional excellence. Brotman directs the Center for Early Childhood Health and Development at New York University's Langone Medical Center, where she studies the educational achievement gap and health disparities facing underprivileged children. During the past 15 years, she has developed and tested ParentCorps, a family-centered, school-based program to engage families and promote effective learning environments for young children.

Julie Ewing '14

For her leadership, academic achievements, and service to the college, Ewing received the Outstanding Senior Award. …

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