Spring, 2011 | Back to Full Issue

Announcing AHIMA’s New Student Advisory Council Members

As HIM students know, this is a time of unprecedented growth for health information, and today’s students will have unmatched opportunities to excel in HIM and beyond, as thought leaders for healthcare at large. As always, AHIMA’s student membership is on the rise. Since the year 2000, AHIMA’s student membership has grown from 5,000 to almost 14,000 students, with more than 3,000 joining in the past year alone.

As your unique section of membership continues to grow, AHIMA has assembled a new student advisory council to join us in preparing student members to be future HIM and AHIMA leaders. This new group of student members represents AHIMA’s student population, taking part in shaping AHIMA’s future programs for students, and initiating new activities important to student membership as a whole.  

The 2011-2012 student advisory council members are:

Sebrina Campbell, Saint Louis University
Elizabeth Horn, Eastern Kentucky University
Dee Johnson, Arapahoe Community College
Roman Minyaylyuk, University of Illinois at Chicago
Alexandra Richards, Temple University

These students will serve on the advisory council from May 2011-April 2012. You’ll be hearing from the Student Advisory Council in the next issue of Student Connection as they begin working on their charges, which include:

  • Providing input and feedback for projects designed for AHIMA student members
  • Shaping the program for the student academy at AHIMA’s annual convention
  • Participating in conference calls and an in-person meeting at AHIMA’s annual convention
  • Acting as liaisons to key AHIMA bodies such as the AHIMA Board of Directors, AHIMA Foundation Board, CAHIIM, CCHIIM, House of Delegates, or others
  • Developing content for AHIMA’s student publications
  • Creating the future model and agenda of the student advisory council

Many HIM professionals will agree that networking can be the single biggest door opener when job hunting, and volunteering is a sure way to meet other networked professionals. As a student, volunteering provides benefits to your education and professional future:

  • Recognition as a leader who has a commitment to a future in the profession
  • Networking with peers in the HIM track
  • Application of HIM knowledge and academic experience
  • Access to leaders in the field
  • Demonstrated leadership for career goals and future roles in the Association
  • Opportunities to enhance technology skills
  • Enhancing public awareness of an education and future in the field
  • Making a difference


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