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Returning Health Information Student Awarded Scholarship


A recent Pennsylvania College of Technology graduate, who will continue studies toward a four-year degree in her chosen field, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association.

Tiffany M. Farran, of Drums, who received an associate degree in health information technology and a certificate in health information coding specialist during May commencement, was presented with the scholarship several days earlier during the PHIMA annual meeting at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College.

Farran plans to obtain the national Registered Health Information Technician credential, and will be returning to Penn College in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in health information management.

Scholarship recipient Tiffany M. Farran, of Drums, with Daniel K. Christopher, department head for health information at Penn College.
Scholarship recipient Tiffany M. Farran, of Drums, with Daniel K. Christopher, department head for health information at Penn College.

During her tenure as president of the college’s Health Information Association student organization, Farran initiated a mentoring program for first-year health information technology students.

“Tiffany has been an excellent student and has demonstrated good leadership in her role as President of the HIA club,” said Daniel K. Christopher, assistant professor and department head for health information at Penn College, who joined her at the statewide event. “I am confident that she will do very well in the field of health information.”

She also served as a member of the Dean’s Student Advisory Council for the School of Business and Computer Technologies, attended the American Health Information Management Association’s 2012 convention in Chicago, and joined faculty and classmates on an AHIMA visit to Washington, D.C., in March.

Farran was a student liaison to the PHIMA Executive Board this year and will continue her involvement with the state association as advocacy chairperson for 2013-14.

For more about health information management and other “degrees that work” in the college’s School of Business and Computer Technologies, call 570-327-4517.

For more about Penn College, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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