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David Herndon - Master of Public Health in Environmental Health Science

  David Herndon

“Terrible facilities, hazardous waste, and access to clean water are issues many countries deal with globally. The U.S. Navy gives me the opportunity to go into these countries and provide its citizens with help when they have no one else to turn to. I joined the Navy when I was 23 years old and since had the opportunity to travel and provide services in 20 countries including Singapore, Hong Kong, and the United Arab Emirates. After receiving my MPH from New York Medical College, I plan to work for the Navy as an Environmental Health Officer. NYMC gave me the opportunity to take online classes and complete the first year of my MPH overseas while sailing the South China Sea. I choose to attend NYMC because I knew their curriculum would meet Navy standards and also noticed that many of the current Environmental Health Officers graduated from NYMC. NYMC offers small class sizes and offers significant tuition discounts to military members. The students, staff, and faculty at NYMC all very helpful. I couldn't have imagined attending a better school than New York Medical College"

David Herndon has served in the Navy for thirteen years and is currently receiving his MPH in Environmental Health Science from New York Medical College. David completed the first year of his MPH online but is now currently taking on campus classes at NYMC. He is a participant of the Health Services Collegiate Program (HSCP). If accepted to HSCP, navy students will receive a monthly salary, benefits, and support to help pay for tuition. David plans to graduate from NYMC in July 2016 and begin his career as an Environmental Health Officer.