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California Intercontinental University Student Awarded ASQ Healthcare Division Scholarship

June 06, 2012

Diamond Bar, CA., June 6 2012 – California Intercontinental University is pleased to announce that Winnie MacGregor, a current MBA student, has been awarded the Nightingale Scholarship by the Healthcare Division of ASQ for demonstrating an outstanding commitment to pursuing quality improvement in the health care field.

The $2000 scholarship was awarded during the Quality institute for Healthcare on May 21–23 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
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MacGregor is pursuing an MBA in project and quality management at California Intercontinental University (CALUNIVERSITY). She also is working toward a Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institute.

“We are extremely proud of Winnie’s achievements,” said Dr. Finian Tan, Chairman of California Intercontinental University. “Many of our students are working adults trying to improve themselves, and we support them through our flexible curriculum and make sure that everything they learn is relevant and applicable to their work. Winnie’s hard work has paid off and she truly deserves this scholarship.”

In addition to her studies, MacGregor is a project manager in the patient safety department at Kaiser Permanente in Orange County, where she spends much of her time educating staff about key safety practices like hand hygiene and implementing various National Patient Safety goals and initiatives.

“This scholarship lets my employers, peers, and instructors know that I’m really serious about pursuing a career in health care quality management,” MacGregor said. “This is a role that will enable me to have the greatest impact on improving patient care.”

“Ms. MacGregor has been engaged in quality in the health care environment for the past seven years through her work at Kaiser and her MBA studies,” said Grace Paranzino, co-chair of the ASQ Healthcare Division Nightingale scholarship committee. “She has shown a commitment to excellence in both endeavors and it is our belief that she will be a future leader in the field of health care quality.”

The scholarship is named in honor of Florence Nightingale, the initiator of the nursing profession who also pioneered health care statistics and promoted quality reforms in hygienic hospital care.

For more information and future scholarship eligibility requirements, please visit asq.org/health/about/awards-health.html.

About ASQ
ASQ is a global community of people dedicated to quality who share the ideas and tools that make our world work better. With millions of individual and organizational members of the community in 150 countries, ASQ has the reputation and reach to bring together the diverse quality champions who are transforming the world’s corporations, organizations, and communities to meet tomorrow’s critical challenges. ASQ is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., with national service centers in China, India, and Mexico. Learn more about ASQ’s members, mission, technologies, and training at www.asq.org.

About California Intercontinental University
A pioneer in online Doctorate of Business Administration programs, the DETC-accredited California Intercontinental University offers a wide range of specialized Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees such as Entrepreneurship & Business Management, Global Business & Leadership, Health Care Administration and Information Systems. As a VA Approved Institution of Higher Learning and a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC), California Intercontinental University also has a strong focus on the military student experience. For more information, please go to caluniversity.edu.

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