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American College of Healthcare Executives – Foster G. McGaw Graduate Student Scholarship

The Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives established this scholarship in honor of Foster G. McGaw, the founder of the American Hospital Supply Corporation. This scholarship is offered to provide financial aid to students in healthcare management graduate programs to help offset tuition costs, student loans and expenses.

Offered annually, the Foster G. McGaw Graduate Student Scholarship is designated for students enrolled in their final year of a healthcare management graduate program. Each scholarship is worth $5,000. Between the McGaw and Dent scholarships, ACHE awards up to 20 scholarships each year.

For more information please visit the ACHE website.

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Fall 2013 Graduates – Congratulations!

It was great pride that we present the Fall 2013 Master of Health Administration graduates: Brianna Barksdale, Tyler Bowenschulte , Chelsea Brittain, John Brown, MD, John Bumberry, MD, Robert Cavagnol, MD, John Chastain, Keith Daniels, Christine Draper, Christian Ellis, MD, Lindsay Fiedler, Evan Fusco, MD, Michele Gann, Lynn Langenberg, John Lee, Kawan Leung, Joseph McKnight, Pete Miles, David Redfern, MD, Jennifer Riddle, Anita Sandwell, Joe, Schmitz, Elizabeth Schnelle, Bharat Shah, MD, Timothy Sirkoi, Elizabeth Snyder, Jenine Vincent, Shuming Wang, MD, Julia Witt and Johnny Yamoah, MD.

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ACHE Scholarship

The Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives established this scholarship in honor of Albert W. Dent, the first African-American Fellow of ACHE. This scholarship is offered to provide financial aid to minority students in healthcare management graduate programs to help offset tuition costs, student loans and expenses.

Scholarship Details
Offered annually, the Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship is designated for minority students enrolled in their final year of a healthcare management graduate program. Each scholarship is worth $5,000. Between the McGaw and Dent scholarships, ACHE awards up to 20 scholarships each year.

For more information please visit – http://www.ache.org/Faculty_Students/dent_scholarship.cfm

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The Association of University Programs in Health Administration

It was recently announced that Missouri State University is now an active member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. “The Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) is a global network of colleges, universities, faculty, individuals and organizations dedicated to the improvement of healthcare delivery through excellence in healthcare management and policy education. Its mission is to foster excellence and drive innovation in health management and policy education, and promote the value of university-based management education for leadership roles in the health sector. It is the only non-profit entity of its kind that works to improve the delivery of health services – and thus the health of citizens – throughout the world by educating professional managers at the entry level. AUPHA’s membership includes the premier baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degree programs in health administration education in the United States, Canada, and around the world.” (The Association of University Programs in Health Administration).

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Richard J. Stull Student Essay Competition

The American College of Healthcare Executives 2013/2014 Richard J. Stull Student Essay Competition is underway. You may visit the ACHE website to obtain information regarding the competition. Essays must be received at ACHE by close of business on December 6, 2013.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Sheila Brown at the ACHE (312) 424-9316 or sbrown@ache.org.

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ACHE Postgraduate Fellowship and Diversity Internship

An announcment in the ACHE Student Associate Newsletter for September 2013 is encouraging interested students to apply for the ACHE Postgraduate Fellowship and Diversity Internship

Applications for the Stuart A. Wesbury Jr. Postgraduate Fellowship will be accepted beginning Oct. 1, 2013, and must be postmarked no later than Dec. 1, 2013.

The American College of Healthcare Executives Diversity Internship is a three-month summer internship which provides a chance for the intern to rotate through all major ACHE divisions and will be developed according to his or her special interests. Applications will be accepted beginning Oct. 1, 2013, and must be postmarked no later than Dec. 1, 2013.

Visit the ACHE website for more details on either the Fellowship or internship opporunity.

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Well Done!

Our congratulations to Chad Sherman as our newest Master of Health Administration graduate. We wish Chad the best and know that he will make a difference in his profession.

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New Certificate of Health Administration Offered!

The Certificate for Health Administration (CHA) is a post-baccalaureate program designed for healthcare professionals who wish to enhance and update their knowledge in healthcare administration in order to increase their skill set to better position themselves for advancement. It will also assist students with no healthcare experience seeking entry-level management positions in healthcare organizations. The Certificate in Healthcare Administration will be taught in a graduate learning environment providing new knowledge to allow the student to better understand the organization and structure of healthcare services along one of the three different tracks; Leadership, Management or Quality and Population Health.

To be considered for the program, a student must apply and be admitted into the Graduate College. The CHA requires a total of 12 hours of graduate credits (in addition to possible individual course prerequisites). The courses are the same as those offered to Master of Health Administration (MHA) students. The program does not require a comprehensive examination or a capstone research requirement.

The CHA is designed for persons in management positions who need a limited number of selected courses in contemporary methods, skills, and models of management specific to the healthcare environment. On occasion, however, a person may pursue the CHA and then decide that it would be desirable to pursue the MHA degree. Credits earned in the Certificate program can later be applied to the MHA degree subject to application and acceptance into the program.

For more information, please contact: Dr. Michael Leibert, MHA Program Coordinator, Department of Management, Missouri State University, 901 S. National Ave, Springfield, MO, 65897. (mleibert@missouristate.edu). Students may begin in the Fall or Spring semester.

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Celebrate!

Please join me in congratulating Master of Health Administration students Paul Betz, Gabriel Bono, Bryan Coffey, Shawn Daughenbaugh, Brian Johnston, Ashley Rios and Brock Shamel on their May graduation.

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Graduate Scholarships for Enhancing Diversity

Please be aware of Missouri State University’s Graduate Scholarships for Enhancing Diversity program. Funds are available to students who are first-generation college students, disabled, or a member of a historically excluded group. Students with disabilities and/or from ethnic backgrounds such as Hispanic, African American, Native American, or Pacific Islander are encouraged to apply. The web page with all the details is http://graduate.missouristate.edu/DiversityScholarships.htm The application form is linked from this webpage. The deadline for application is May 9.

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