Peace Corps Alum

Sabrina Cherry earns a Franklin H. Williams Award

PeacecherrySABRINA CHERRY, assistant professor of public health at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, received a Franklin H. Williams Award.

Cherry, who has nearly twenty years of experience in public health, is one of six recipients of the award.

The Franklin H. Williams Award “recognizes ethnically diverse returned Peace Corps volunteers who demonstrate a lifelong commitment to civic engagement, service, diversity, inclusion, and world peace to the Peace Corps’ Third Goal of promoting a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans,” officials say.

Cherry started her service as a Peace Corps volunteer in Gambia, West Africa.

“As a public health practitioner, Cherry collaborated on community health needs assessments for the Greater Atlanta affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and two rural Georgia hospitals; provided technical assistance to faith-based mini-grant recipients in Southwest Georgia; and worked on a food insecurity and medication-adherence pilot study for persons living with HIV/AIDS,” a news release states.

Cherry joined the public health faculty at UNCW’s College of Health and Human Services in 2017.

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