|HIM Alums Kelly Cinquegrani,|
Janelle Wapola & Mariah Hovick!
Each year as our HIM students graduate, our faculty and staff come together to celebrate the achievements of our students and their future contributions to our profession. We look forward to that transition, as students become alumni and move into professional roles, each year. We hope that students choose to stay in touch and share their successes as they grow in their careers, as that is what being a "Saint for Life" is all about! In our department we cherish each encounter with an alum, whether it be as a guest speaker, a phone call, Christmas card, or a visit at a conference ~ we love it all! The ongoing relationship after those students have graduated reinforces the community that we appreciate so much.
In January I had the opportunity to visit with two recent alums (above!) at the annual CSS alumni basketball game. What a great time to visit and catch up with these fine ladies! That experience reminded me of how fortunate I am to have the connections made here throughout my college years and professional years. I, too, am a “Saint for Life!”
I'd encourage all of our alumni to stay in touch. Send us a message when you get a promotion, move to a new position, speak at a conference, or have other great news to share! Consider updating your contact information with our HIIM administrative assistant, Diana Wark (firstname.lastname@example.org), so that we can also stay in touch. In addition, keep reading our blog, like our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter (@CSSHIIM), and join our department LinkedIn group. We share updates from the department, students, alumni, and the industry.
Also, make sure that you stay connected through the College Alumni group as well! Find their page here, as there are lots of benefits, events, and networking opportunities. Speaking of events, the MHIMA Conference is coming up in April in Prior Lake. On Thursday, April 27th, we will be hosting an alumni social at Mystic Lake Casino. Visit the link to RSVP, and we look forward to seeing many of you there!