University of Southern Indiana

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Kimberly Moeller announced as newest Gabriela, Brian and Michael Wilson Health Informatics and Information Management Scholarship recipient

For Immediate Release
By: Tanner Watkins
October 11, 2019

The University of Southern Indiana’s Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM) program is happy to announce that Kimberly Moeller is the latest recipient of the Gabriela, Brian and Michael Wilson Health Informatics and Information Management Scholarship.  Kimberly becomes the second winner of the scholarship, and the next recipient will be announced in the fall of 2020.

Dr. Gabriela Mustata Wilson, chair of Health Informatics and Information Management at USI, and her family established the scholarship to assist students who show a commitment to the health informatics and information management profession through education, work or volunteer and community activities.

For Moeller, who is in the degree completion track, earning the scholarship is just another positive in an exceptional experience as a USI HIIM student.

“Earning this scholarship (especially from Dr. Wilson) has been such a blessing because I am the first college graduate in my family and to have the opportunity to obtain my bachelor's degree is something I will be forever thankful for,” says Moeller. 

“This program is allowing me to change my family tree and is helping me to provide better for my kiddos.  Being in a program where the department chair sponsors a scholarship just shows how much she cares for us as students.”

Hailing from Vincennes University before hopping over to USI, Moeller was attracted to Southern Indiana after understanding that a new program was in the works.  A Health Information Management graduate from Vincennes, Moeller was excited to directly transfer her knowledge and skills learned to a new environment at USI.

Her passion for Health Informatics and Information Management fuels a drive to succeed in the USI HIIM program, but Moeller also notes that the people can make a difference as well.

“My experience in the USI HIIM program has been so great,” Moller states.  “In this program, Gabriela and Tanner do everything they can to help us succeed - and Dr. Wilson's passion for HIIM inspires me even more in this career field I love so much.”

Upon completion of her degree, Moeller has ambitions to expand her horizons within the field before eventually serving as a mentor herself – just as she looks up to Dr. Wilson.

“Once I complete my USI HIIM degree I am looking to continue growing in my current role as a coder but hope to obtain a leadership role or even teaching as an opportunity.  My ultimate goal is to obtain a role in the HIIM world where I can lead and mentor others and even sponsor students with scholarships so that I can pay it forward with what others have done for me.”

For more information on the scholarship, visit the scholarships and aid page.

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