The Bullard Scholarship Fund was established through the generosity of Charles H. Keaton (M.S.H.A., ’90) and many other graduates of the M.S.H.A. Program. Scholarships generated by this fund are used to support students in the M.S.H.A. Program.
The Robert Hudgens Memorial Award was established and endowed by the department’s alumni association in cooperation with the American College of Healthcare Executives. The Hudgens Award is presented annually to the person selected by a special ACHE committee as the most outstanding young health care executive in the United States. It is a major, nationally recognized award presented at the annual ACHE Congress on Administration.
The endowed Arthur Graham Glasgow Professorship of Hospital Administration was established in 1957 in honor of Glasgow, who had demonstrated a vital interest in hospitals and hospital administration.
The Herman L. Mullins Award is presented annually for the most outstanding management study completed by a graduate student in health services administration. This award was established by the Master of Health Administration Class of 1976 through the Health Administration Alumni Association as a lasting recognition for the contributions of Herman L. “Moon” Mullins as a teacher, adviser and friend of the student.
The Thomas C. Barker Preceptor Award was established by the Master of Health Administration Class of 1996 in honor of the first dean of the School of Allied Health Professions, who was affiliated with the Department of Health Administration. Barker had served as chair of the Department of Health Administration and Master of Health Administration program director prior to becoming dean. The graduating class nominates and elects the preceptor who has demonstrated outstanding mentorship during the year of residency. Dedication to the Master of Health Administration program should be a consideration in the nomination.
The Stuart D. Ogren Scholarship Fund was established by institutional members of the Virginia Hospital and Health Care Association, and Ogren’s friends and colleagues in 1990. The fund honors Ogren, a former president of the Virginia Hospital Association. During his distinguished career, Ogren made significant contributions to the effective provision of medical care services in the commonwealth and the formulation of health care policy in the commonwealth and the nation. These scholarships, supported through an endowment, are available to students who have been admitted to the department’s graduate program in health services administration (M.H.A. degree). Funds are employed to attract exceptionally well-qualified students (as defined by previous academic performance and work experience). The awardees are recognized each year at the Virginia Hospital and Health Care Association’s annual meeting.
HCA Healthcare established the HCA Scholarship for Emerging Healthcare Leaders in order to formalize a partnership with the Department of Health Administration in recruiting emerging health care leaders. These scholarships, supported through an endowment, are available to students who have been admitted to the M.H.A. program. Funds are employed to attract exceptionally well-qualified students (as defined by previous academic performance, work experience and leadership roles).
The Jerry L. Norville Award is presented annually to the faculty member who, through example, demonstrates exceptional dedication and genuine concern for the welfare of students in the Master of Health Administration program. This award was established by the M.H.A. Class of 1989 in honor of Professor Jerry L. Norville who served on the faculty for 20 years and, during that time, served as director of the M.H.A. program and as department chair.
The Dolores G. Clement Award for Outstanding Advising was established by the Master of Health Administration Class of 1998 in honor of Clement. The award recognizes a faculty member for counsel and support outside of the classroom. More specifically, the award is in recognition of faculty who have demonstrated extraordinary dedication to the academic, professional and personal growth of students. This award has been established to honor Clement for her years of devotion to the Department of Health Administration.
The Paul A. Gross Distinguished Leadership Speaker Series is a program to bring to VCU the nation’s leading scholars and health care executives to discuss topics on the cutting edge of research, scholarship and management expertise in the U.S. health care system. Its overarching goal is to increase the awareness of VCU students, faculty and alumni about current issues in the administrative world of the health care system.
The friends and associates of Carl Fischer, former chief executive officer of the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, established this endowment to honor the excellent leadership Fischer provided to the hospital. This fund supports students with an interest in health care administration.
Established through a gift from anonymous donors, this award is conferred to a professional student in the Department of Health Administration to recognize his or her inquiry into the ethical challenges facing those who manage health care organizations. The intent of this award is to foster the development of a sense of duty to humanity in health care managers, as exhibited by the morality needed in the administration of the health care enterprise in working with and for people.
Through the generous donations of departmental alumni and alumnae, this fund is available for scholarship support to attract and maintain professional students who exemplify the highest standards of academic performance and leadership capability.
This fund was founded through the generosity of the friends of Paul F. “Ham” Flannagan (M.H.A., ’54), a long-time supporter of the Department of Health Administration and mentor to literally dozens of departmental graduates. The fund’s objective is to support students making a firm commitment to excellence in health care administration.
The Fleetwood Scholarship Fund is a memorial to James M. Fleetwood Jr., an honorary alumnus, preceptor and long-time friend of the Department of Health Administration. The fund’s purpose is to honor his memory with scholarships to support M.H.A. students needing financial aid.
This endowment was established to promote excellence in scholarship by a doctoral student or students enrolled in the Ph.D. program in Health Services Organization and Research in the Department of Health Administration. The goal is to create opportunities for doctoral students to advance their education and research capabilities.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Department of Health Administration in 1999, the doctoral alumni/ae established the James W. Begun Award for Excellence in Doctoral Studies. Once the final doctoral dissertation has been defended, faculty members may nominate doctoral students for this award. Selection criteria include: dissertation quality, advancement of organizational theory and health service research and the applicability of the research findings.
The Dennis D. Pointer Award is presented annually to the faculty member who best exemplifies teaching excellence in the professional Master of Science in Health Administration online program. Established in 2006, the award is named to honor Pointer, the founder of the M.S.H.A. program.
Established by Richard M. Bracken (M.H.A., ’77) in 2006, this award is given annually to the M.H.A. student whose classmates regard as having the greatest expression and potential of leadership in the profession of health administration.
Donald J. Romano (M.H.A., ’73) founded this award to be conferred to the M.H.A. student who, after the first two years of didactic study, has the highest academic performance in his or her class.
This endowed professorship was funded through the contributions of departmental alumni to honor Charles P. Cardwell, the founder, in 1949, of the School of Hospital Administration, now the Department of Health Administration. The incumbent must show exceptional scholarship in the area of health care administration and be the director of the Master of Health Administration program.
The Bon Secours Health System funded this endowed professorship to be filled by an academic who has exceptional research accomplishments in not-for-profit (including religious-affiliated) health care organizations.
Sentara Healthcare established this endowed professorship for a faculty member who has exceptional research accomplishments in the general area of patient safety and quality.
Established by the fundraising efforts of the M.H.A. Class of 2006, this award is conferred biennially to recruit and sponsor graduate education in health administration for promising leaders. Students must have a minimum overall undergraduate G.P.A. of 3.3 and display some financial need.
The Sherry Kohlenberg Scholarship was established in 1994 to recognize and encourage leadership of graduate students in the field of risk management within health services administration. In 2004, the scholarship was endowed to recognize and encourage leadership of women graduate students in the field. This is a merit scholarship providing financial assistance to exceptional female graduate students who are in their second year in the M.H.A. Program.