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Master of Health Services Administration Students Awarded Scholarships

Master of Health Services Administration students, Jody Kinnes and Ashley Jacob, were named the 2018 Institute for Diversity and Health Equity American Hospital Association Leadership Summit Scholarship winners. A total of 10 students were selected as Summer Enrichment Program interns and will be given an opportunity to attend the 2018 AHA Leadership Summit where health care leaders will be discussing the critical issues facing the industry and strategies for enhancing the value and quality of health care.

To be selected, individuals had to submit an application that included a letter of recommendation and a one-page write-up on why they should receive the scholar

ship. The scholarship covers registration for AHA Leadership Summit, hotel and airfare. The summit will be held July 26-28, 2018 in San Diego, California.

“Not only is this my first leadership conference, but also my first time traveling to San Diego” stated Kinnes, a native of Jackson, Tennessee. “It feels great knowing I will be attending such a prestigious event as the AHA Leadership Summit due to the fruition of my constant work ethic.”

Both Kinnes and Jacob plan to graduate Spring Semester 2019 and pursue an administrative fellowship.

Jacob, from Gwinnett, Georgia, stated, “I am ecstatic about being named a recipient of this scholarship. Being able​ to attend the AHA Leadership Summit will provide me with a chance to network with top health care leaders in the field and hear from several keynote speakers offering insight and ideas which will equip me to lead organizations which I hope to manage in the near future.”

The Summer Enrichment Program aims to expand health care leadership opportunities for ethnically, culturally and racially diverse individuals with a goal to increase the number of individuals entering and advancing in the field.


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