Student & Alum Updates
Mickayla Karikari (MHA Candidate) has been named the Lead Medical Laboratory Scientist at TriCore Reference Laboratories. "Laboratory Medicine is my passion. It is at the core of patient diagnosis in a hospital/clinical setting, and it drives data collection for research. Upon completion of my MHA in spring, I am hoping to move into health analytics or into laboratory management."
Fantastic to report, Chris Saxton (MHA Candidate) is the new Manager at the UNM Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP)! OSP supports the University's research mission by provding administration, management, and oversight of extramural sponsored research. Cheers, Chris!
Special congratulations to Shruthi Nadig (MPA Candidate) for her hard work and dedication as she's been awarded the 2017-18 UNM Society for Human Resource Management Student Chapter Scholarship. Ms. Nadig (pictured left) received the award at the Human Resources Management Association of NM's 2017 Luncheon and Conference for HRMA members.
Congratulations to Daniel Astorga (MHA Candidate) and Stetson Berg (MHA Candidate) on winning the student scholarship from New Mexico Healthcare Executives (NMHE). They will be attending ACHE's annual congress on healthcare leadership. Astorga (left) is a first-year student in the MHA program at UNM. His concentration is in hospital and clinic administration and currently works as a Clinical Quality & Compliance Specialist for the UNM Medical Group. Berg (right) joined ACHE in 2016 and has been active in the Programs and Communication Committees for NMHE. He works at UNMH, the state’s trauma hospital out of Albuquerque, NM, as a Clinical Analyst, specializing in Information Technology. He is currently pursuing an MHA degree from UNM and anticipates graduation in spring of 2018.
UNM ROTC senior student success specialist, Brian Vineyard (MPA Candidate), recently was honored by the Air Force ROTC Southwest Region with its University Civilian of the Quarter award. Nominated by Lt. Col. Neal B. Kleinschmidt, UNM Air Force ROTC commanding officer, Vineyard was recognized for his outstanding contributions to the three UNM ROTC detachments and his work with Animal Humane Association (AHA). He’s plotted 200-degree plans for cadets and midshipmen with a hundred percent on-time graduation rate; teaches a university financial literacy class and has streamlined the class registration process for cadets and midshipmen; and volunteers at the AHA of New Mexico Thrift Store. Winning this award makes Vineyard one of the four top civilian finalists in the nationwide Air Force ROTC University Civilian of the Quarter.