Two graduate students within the Master of Science in Health Administration Program recently received prestigious national scholarships. Pebblin Warren was one of only nine students awarded the Albert W. Dent Student Scholarship, sponsored by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). This $3,500 scholarship is awarded annually to a select group of outstanding minority students in their final year of healthcare management graduate program. Constance Mims was awarded the Haynes Rice Scholarship, which is the National Association of Health Services Executives’ highest scholarship awarded and honors the distinguished health care career of Haynes Rice. Ms. Mims received $2,500 to assist in financing her graduate education and will be mentored by Kenneth Grant, vice president of general services for The Johns Hopkins Hospital, the 2005 recipient of NAHSE’s Senior Healthcare Executive Award.
During the Annual NAHSE Educational Conference in Detroit, Michigan, nineteen teams from leading programs in health administration competed in the 10th Annual Everett V. Fox Student Case Competition. The UAB team, comprised of Ms. Warren and Ms. Mims, earned third place in a very rigorous competition. Each team member received $1,000 for educational expenses and the MSHA Program proudly displays the plaque within its department.
On January 26, 2006, the UAB team presented their strategies to the executive team at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital—the organization which the community benefit case was derived.