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Professor Receives National Award

Pat Pierson, professor of health and information technology, received the American Health Information Management Association's Triumph Award as an outstanding mentor.

Pat Pierson, professor of health and information technology, received the American Health Information Management Association's Triumph Award as an outstanding mentor.

October 7, 2011 – A Collin College faculty member received an honor for service to others.

Pat Pierson, professor of health information technology, received the American Health Information Management Association’s Triumph Award as an outstanding mentor at the national convention in Salt Lake City in October.

Professor Pierson was recognized for her tireless commitment to students and the health information technology program.

“I feel very blessed to be recognized,” Professor Pierson said. “The award is deserved by all the wonderful faculty, staff and students at Collin College.”

Since their inception in 1994, the association’s Triumph Awards have honored those professionals responsible for advancing the field of health information management. Each year, members nominate those that have demonstrated extraordinary leadership, volunteerism and talent.

The American Health Information Management Association is the premier association of health information management professionals. Founded in 1928 to improve the quality of medical records, the organization totals 61,000 members across the country.

Collin College serves about 53,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.