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

Kelly White is in her third year of graduate school in the HCM/MBA program. Kelly completed her undergraduate degree at Penn State University with a degree in Health Care Policy and Administration. Currently she works as a manager of a multi-specialty practice with the Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group. 
As an HCM student leader, Kelly is looking forward to facilitating opportunities for students to expand their education and career development through the HCM student group. In addition, she is looking forward to fostering engagement between Marymount University and healthcare organizations throughout the Northern Virginia region. An avid health and wellness enthusiast, Kelly enjoys running, swimming, and biking in her free time as well as spending time with her husband, family, and friends.  

Aminata Berry is a graduate student in the Healthcare Management/ MBA dual program at Marymount University. She received a B.A. in Political Science from University of Maryland Baltimore County. Aminata currently works in Property Management as an Assistant Manager and Leasing coordinator for JBGSMITH. After graduation, she plans to transition to a career in Healthcare Operations Management.

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Health Care Management (M.S.)

Health Care Management (M.S.)