I hope this finds you well and managing through the COVID challenge.
As we cross the eighteen-month anniversary of losing Beth, I am pleased to share some exciting news with you and to ask a favor.
You may have been aware of the strong ties that Beth had with the College of St Scholastica, her alma matter. She always felt it was important to give back and she gave freely of her time and expertise to both the college and to the HIM profession. In addition to acting as an adjunct professor, serving on scholarship committees, and mentoring students, Beth also served on Scholastica’s Board of Trustees for nine years. The College had previously recognized Beth for her contributions by giving her the Sister Alice Lamb award for her dedication to both the college and her profession. Now the college has decided to further honor Beth by dedicating a residential classroom in her honor. The space will be dedicated later this year – COVID allowing – and a plaque will be placed in Beth’s honor.
In the spirit of Beth’s penchant for giving back, I have established an endowed scholarship fund in her name. The goal is to provide financial support to needy students who are working toward a degree in Health Information Management. Beth’s work in HIM and in particular, solving the patient matching challenge, has impacted so many healthcare systems and patients. In addition, numerous businesses benefited either directly or indirectly from the work that Beth and her company, Just Associates, completed. I am asking that you consider supporting this scholarship fund. The link below is provided to facilitate your contribution.
All donors will be prominently mentioned as a supporter of the College of Saint Scholastica in its annual report.
I thank you for your consideration. Stay safe!