Minutes From 3/8

President: Abby Meyer

  • It is encouraged that you wear your name tags on Wednesdays and at tables for SPHA.
  • Conference constitution change voting
  • All attire and name tags are ordered!
  • If you have any problems at any SPHA event, you need to contact the President and Vice President ONLY as soon as possible.

Vice President: Ben Peters


  • Make sure you are submitting your hours on the spha.truman.edu website (under Member Resources→ Hours→ Submit Hours)!
  • Don’t forget to pay your dues ($25/semester or $45/year) as well as your professional attire payment ($25/polo and/or $50/cardigan)!
  • If you’re having any issues with initiate requirements, please let me know! You can contact the organization @ spha.hes@gmail.com or my personal email @ bop5286@truman.edu
  • Keep wearing business casual to general body meetings, please!

Secretary: Bene Clear

  • Remember to submit excuses by noon the day of our meeting to spha.truman.edu (under “attendance”)
  • Keep turning in hours you have completed this week so I can keep the log up to date! (cough cough Ice Cream Social)
  • If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask!

Treasurer: Maha Mohamed

  • No report.

Service Chair: Clarice Schmid

  • STREET CLEANING – March 25th, 1pm
  • Tru Yo after street cleaning
  • Helping with capstone projects that are related to health can be counted as service hours!!
  • Mental Health Awareness Week
  • Hopes Kitchen – 3/18*, 3/25, 4/15*, 4/22   (* on break)
  • Sign up for the BIG EVENT with SPHA as your organization
  • April 1st, 9am-2pm
  • Register at  http://truservice.truman.edu/
  • Registration closes March 27th at 5 pm

Education Chair: Annie Fitzgerald

  • NEMO AHEC Ethics Presentation (This will count for education hours!!)
  • Ethics Activity Development 3/22 after meeting
  • Ethics Presentation 3/30 from 5-7 in PB 233
  • Mark your calendars! Stress Free Fridays are back!
  • Starting 3/24 there we will have a Stress Free Table every Friday
  • Have an idea for a theme? Let me or one of my committee members know (:
  • Do YOU have any education ideas you’d like to share?
  • Email me at: aef6144@truman.edu or talk to me after meeting!

Professional Development Chair: Hannah Denkler and Gillian Mwangi


  • Student Research Conference: April 20th, 2017
  • MOPHA Conference: Sept. 25th, 2017
  • A.T. Still Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Symposium (IBRS): November. 4th, 2017
  • Meeting of the Minds: April 7-8th, 2017
  • Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Conference: March 23-24, 2017 (Capitol Plaza Jefferson City MO)
  • 16th Annual Youth Violence Prevention Conference – April 6, 2017, at the J.C. Penney Auditorium at University of Missouri – St. Louis
  • ASHA (American Speech-language-hearing-association) Convention-November 9-11, 2017
  • MHCA Annual Convention: August 27-30, 2017 at the Branson Convention Center in Branson, Missouri.
  • SHAPE (Society of Health and physical educators American National Convention & Expo): March 20th-24th, 2018.
  • Missouri Healthcare Association Convention August 27-30, 2017. Branson, Missouri at Branson Convention Center.

Social Chair: Rosie Schott

  • Social Event March 25th after street clean up! Stop by Tru Yo to hang with your friends after an afternoon of cleaning streets.
  • Don’t forget to submit your social events on the website I

MOPIP Liaison: Tori Thompson and Leah Wright

Fundraising Chairs: Brendan Cronley and Emily Quick

  • No report.

Public Relations: Hyerin Kim and Bhavana Yerragunta

  • No report.

Webmaster: Jacob James

  • Working on changing the homepage of the website!

Dr. Clark:  

  •  Mandatory HLTH 460 (Summer) Internship meetings in PB 234:
  •  Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 8:00 p.m.
  •   Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 5:00 p.m.

Dr. Wodika: 

  • Health Science Alumna, Maggie DeDecker (Spring, 15) will be back at Truman on March 3, 2017.She is currently obtaining her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy at Creighton University. She will be available to speak with students from 1-2 on Friday, March 3rd about OT-related questions! Please come speak with her to learn more 🙂



Executive board:
President: Abby Meyer
Vice-President: Ben Peters
Secretary: Bene Clear
Treasurer: Maha Mohamed
Service Chair: Clarice Schmid
Education Chair: Annie Fitzgerald
Professional Development: Gillian Mwangi/Hannah Denkler
Social Chair: Rosie Schott
MO PIP Liaison: Leah Wright/Tori Thompson
Fundraising Chair: Brendan Cronley/Emily Quick
PR: Hyerin Kim
Webmaster: Jacob James