DSU professor awarded the “Making Dreams Come True” award
Dr. Dorine Bennett, associate professor and director of health information management (HIM) programs at Dakota State University, has won the Making Dreams Come True award from the national American Health Information Management Association.
The award is in recognition of Bennett’s excellence in education. The Making Dreams Come True award is a national award designed to recognize educators who have made a difference in students' lives, who are inspiring and have made the HIM profession better.
The South Dakota Health Information Management Association (SDHIMA) completed Bennett’s nomination for the award, and letters of support were written from a former DSU student, the dean of the DSU College of Business and Information Systems and the DSU HIM faculty.
The letters of support mention Bennett’s more than 25 years of service to DSU as well as her contributions and service to the HIM profession. Her excellence in education, commitment and dedication to the HIM profession, playing a vital role in her students’ careers and her spirit of volunteerism were all reasons why she was nominated for the national award.
"I am thrilled and honored to receive this award,” stated Bennett. “The great students, faculty and staff at DSU and the professionals in the health information management field that I work with have helped to make this a rewarding career!”
Bennett will receive the award later this summer at the 2013 Assembly on Education Symposium/Faculty Development Institute, in Baltimore, M.D.
To be eligible for the Making Dreams Come True award, the nominee must be a current or retired health informatics and/or health information management educator at any accredited public or private school in the United States.