By Kristin Bomber, James Clark, Stephanie Ritter
The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) will hold their annual Convocation and Exposition May 16-20 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center located just outside of downtown Cincinnati. Attending from UW-Eau Claire are ACHCA student organization student representatives Pat Senzig, Talia Aramalay, Jennifer Blasko and McKenzie Johnson along with Dr. Douglas Olson, associate professor of health care administration. In addition to making a presentation about how to advance leadership development among the collegiate chapters of ACHCA, the students will also have the opportunity to attend seminars and complete certificates in the field of health and aging.
According to Pat Senzig, Health Care Administration Junior and President of ACHCA, “It is important for students to attend events like this because the experience is incredible. Not many students are given opportunities like this to expand knowledge of their major and to build professional relationships. You must take advantage of opportunities like this.” The students will be spending four days at the conference networking with people in their field, building professional relationships, and broadening their knowledge of the healthcare industry.
This student opportunity is funded through the Center for Health and Aging Services Excellence (CHASE), the organization committed to expanding student opportunities by partnering students and professionals in the health care administration field. For more information about the Center for Health and Aging Services, visit their website at http://www.uwec.edu/COB/chaase/index.htm
From left to right: Kristin Bomber, is a senior information systems major - business analysis emphasis from Eau Claire, WI; James Clark is a senior business administration major from Warrens, WI; Stephanie Ritter, is a senior accounting major from Foley, MN. The wrote this article for their BCOM advanced writing class.