Robert Veninga came to the School of Public Health as an instructor in 1969. Throughout the next 37 years, he served the school in various roles, including professor, division head, program director, and associate dean. Now, as he retires from an accomplished career, a colleague has inspired Veninga to step into yet a new role: philanthropist.
SPH alumna Janet Porter (Ph.D. ‘93) and her husband James O’Sullivan made a generous gift to establish the Robert and Karen Veninga Scholarship Fund. The Veningas soon followed with a significant contribution. And, in just two months, more than 70 alumni and friends have contributed. The fund will have its annual awards to international M.P.H. students doubled by the University’s scholarship match program.