MONTCLAIR, NJ - Grace Opoku from Union studying Nutrition and Food Science at Montclair State University serves as a Community Health Ambassador (CHA) during the Fall 2020 semester.

Opoku is one of 26 undergraduate students who were trained and hired to support community health initiatives related to the University's Restart Plan and COVID-19. CHAs are strategically stationed across campus to greet students, faculty and staff, and to complete Hawk Check, encourage distancing, the use of face coverings and provide information regarding the proper use of masks/face coverings and distancing as necessary.

Montclair State University is a research doctoral institution ranked in the top tier of national universities. Building on a distinguished history dating back to 1908, the University today has 11 colleges and schools that serve 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students with more than 300 doctoral, master's and baccalaureate programs. Situated on a beautiful, 252-acre suburban campus just 12 miles from New York City, Montclair State delivers the instructional and research resources of a large public university in a supportive, sophisticated and diverse academic environment.