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UT Tyler Announces First EHCA Cohort

October 7, 2011

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The University of Texas at Tyler has admitted 23 students to its new executive master of public administration in health care administration degree program for the fall 2011 semester, Dr. Martin Slann, College of Arts and Sciences dean, announced.

Offered within the UT Tyler Department of Social Sciences, the hybrid program is designed for busy health care professionals and administrators who have reached a point in their careers where they need advanced skills and knowledge to manage staff, organizations and health systems.

“The University of Texas at Tyler is excited to bring the first executive health care administration program to East Texas. As the American health care industry continues to grow into the 21st century, we are proud to play a role in developing tomorrow’s health care leaders,” said Kerrie Anne Ambort, program coordinator.

Students in the first cohort are listed by hometown.

BAYTOWN – Cassity Walter.

BRENHAM – Sara Colvin.

BULLARD – Angela Roper.

CANTON –Christy Gill Bush and Stacey L. Webb.

DALLAS – Daniel Shea.

ENNIS – Tim Collins.

FORT WORTH – Barry Lofquist.

HOUSTON – Warisara Manuel and Marianna Svesko.

LONGVIEW –Thomas Carlisle, Dancel Maxwell and Crystal Thornton.

LUBBOCK – Thomas Moss.

OVILLA – Veronica Crowder.

PLANO – Tiffany Erickson Seitz.

RUSK – D.D. Clark.

TYLER – Carol Henson and Heather Holladay.

ARKANSAS – Bennie Wesley.

LOUISIANA – Laurie Hartwig and Shelly Johnson.

NIGERIA – Oladimeji Akiode.

The classroom portion of each course is taught in an intensive week with the remainder of the course delivered online. Students begin in the fall semester, complete 36 credit hours in 12 courses and graduate 16 months later in December of the next academic year, Ambort added.

Students have diverse backgrounds to include hospital administrators, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, social workers, nursing facility administrators and consultants.

For more information or to apply, contact Ambort, 903.566.7193 or KAmbort@uttyler.edu.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of almost 7,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

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