Honors & Organizations

Professional Development

Students in the HCM program have access to several professional development opportunities. Our student leaders represent the program at the local chapter (NCHE) of the The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 30,000 health care executives who lead hospitals, health care systems, and other health care organizations. Find out more about the connection here:

Upsilon Phi Delta

Upsilon Phi Delta is a national honor academic society for students in health care administration. The founders of the society feel that health is the objective of all our work, that caring is the essential trait of all people in health care, and that leadership is the essential trait of those who would lead and manage our health care systems.

The purpose of Upsilon Phi Delta is to further the professional competence and dedication of its members for the profession of health care management.

Undergraduate members must have a minimum GPA of 3.25. Graduate members must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and/or be in the top 10% of their class.

HCM Student Group

The purpose of the HCM Student Group is to engage HCM graduate students in activities that will foster opportunities in leadership, networking, career guidance, education and general communication flow among the HCM student body. The Group engages in activities that support the University’s relationship with the community including National Capital Healthcare Executives (NCHE), potential donors, and the Advisory Board. The Group also helps in organizing events such as career fairs, and professional development events.

The HCM Student Group meets every month and serves as the liason between the students and the program director. 

Our Student Leaders

Nicole Clyde, President is a graduate student in the Healthcare Management/MBA dual program at Marymount University. Nicole serves as Marymount's current National Chapter for Healthcare Executives (NCHE) student representative. Under Nicole's leadership, the HCM student group helped in the planning of networking events for students, including a fundraiser to bring the Don Lavanty Scholarship to endowment.

Currently, Nicole works for the Practice and Quality Department of the American Gastroenterological Association. After graduation, she hopes to transition in to healthcare operations with a special interest in quality of care. Nicole received a B.S. in Kinesiology from George Mason University.

Denise Idun, Vice President is a native of Maryland, and graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, with a B.A. in Health Administration and Policy, minoring in Information Systems. She is currently pursuing an M.B.A and M.S. in Health Care Management here at Marymount University. Denise acts as the Outreach Director of the Health Care Management Student Group. After graduation, Denise plans to pursue a doctoral degree, focusing her research on global health systems management.

To join the HCM Student Group contact Nicole at or Denise at 

Health Care Management Program

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Health Care Management (M.S.)

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