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David Zandona Places Third in ACHE Management Essay Competition

JMU’s HSA Program continues with its winning ways in the 2015 Richard J. Stull Student Essay Competition in Healthcare Management, sponsored by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). David Zandona, a summer 2015 graduate of our program, placed Third in the undergraduate division of the competition. His essay was entitled “Going Beyond HIPAA: A Proposed Framework for Developing Effective Strategies in Information Security.”   David received his award and presented his paper at a session of the ACHE Annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership in March in Chicago, Illinois. David received his plaque and a $1,000 cash award at the Leon I. Gintzig Memorial Lecture and Luncheon.

This competition is open to all undergraduate healthcare management programs in the U.S. Congratulations to David on a job well-done! David’s winning essay continues a tradition of JMU HSA winning essays in this competition over the years. View listing of prior JMU student winners in this essay competition. 

David completed his required Internship for our program at Bon Secours Healthsource in Richmond, Virginia, and will continue working part-time this Fall with Healthsource while he begins his studies for his MHA at Virginia Commonwealth University.


  • Application deadlines for admission to the Health Services Administration major:

    Spring Admission: September 15th

    Fall Admission: February 15th
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