SCC Student Receives Highly Sought After Scholarship from North Carolina Health Information Management Association

first_imgErin Cahill, a recent graduate of Southwestern Community College was honored with a highly sought-after scholarship through the North Carolina Health Information Management Association.Cahill found out about the prestigious scholarship through SCC’s Health Information Technology Coordinator Penny Wells and decided to go ahead and apply for it because of her extraordinary GPA of 4.0. She doubted she would receive the scholarship, due to the fact that students all across the state of North Carolina would be applying, but to her surprise, NCHIMA emailed her with the news that she was the recipient of the $500 scholarship.While the scholarship helped her financially, Cahill cites the scholarship as something that helped her personally as well.“The scholarship helped my confidence in my future, and career, and showed me that hard work really does pay off, and that you should always keep your eyes on the prize,” Cahill said.Cahill was honored as the recipient of this scholarship at a luncheon for NCHIMA in Raleigh on May 3. As for future plans, Erin Cahill plans to take the RHIT exam, which would qualify her as an officially registered health information technician. She wants to work as a medical coder in the near future.For more information about the Health Information Technology program, contact Penny Wells at 828.339.4362.last_img read more

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