Lynn Bagnull, physical therapist and recent MBA graduate of DeSales University, is the recipient of the 2008 Dr. Hal Dolenga Emerging Leader Award. The award recognizes an outstanding student in the health care systems management concentration of the DeSales University MBA program. Bagnull, who has over 30 years experience in physical therapy with the last seven in health care management, was honored at the award ceremony held at DeSales in December.
The Dr. Hal Dolenga Emerging Leader Award is named in honor of Dr. Hal Dolenga, who helped establish the MBA program in 1990, and was the first director of the MBA program at DeSales. The University has hosted the award ceremony for the past nine years.
The award was presented by the Lehigh Valley chapter of the American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE). ACHE, the premier professional educational group for health care leaders, is an international professional society of over 30,000 health care executives, who lead the nation's hospitals, health care systems, and organizations.
The Eastern Pennsylvania Health Executive Network (EPAHEN) is the local chapter of ACHE. EPAHEN has worked closely with DeSales to launch a student chapter of ACHE. The goal of the student chapter is to provide a network for undergraduate and graduate students to meet, exchange ideas, contribute to the field, and advance the goals of ACHE.
According to Bagnull, receiving the Dolenga Award and being recognized by ACHE is a true honor. She acknowledged the support of EPAHEN for the Healthcare Systems Management concentration of the DeSales MBA Program. She also cited the encouragement and enthusiasm expressed by faculty members for students' success.
" The enthusiasm and investment of the faculty have led me beyond the goals I had set for myself," said Bagnull. "I have gained insight about the business of healthcare, and the dynamics of the healthcare system. Furthermore, the caliber of my fellow students in the program and their shared experiences and opinions, added significantly to my DeSales education."
Presently, Bagnull is employed at the Woods Services in Langhorne, Pa. She earned a B.S. in biology from Edinboro University and a post graduate certification in physical therapy from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her master of business administration during the Fall 2008 semester at DeSales. She received her MBA degree during DeSales' winter commencement exercises on January 18. She resides in Doylestown with her husband, and they are the parents of three sons.
The award ceremony held on December 10 featured Fr. Peter Leonard OSFS, DeSales University Dean of Graduate Studies, who gave the welcome address to a crowd of more than 50 people. The guest speaker for the event was Ford R. Myers, of Career Potential LLC, who gave a 45-minute presentation on "10 Strategies to Maximize Your Career Success."
For more information, please contact the MBA office at DeSales University at 610-282-1100, ext. 1448.
Press Release: DeSales MBA Student and Health Care Professional Receives Annual Dr. Hal Dolenga Emerging Leader Award | Posted on: 1/22/2009
For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive Director of Communications
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