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June 27, 2014

SVSU educator earns award from American College of Healthcare Executives

A Saginaw Valley State University faculty member has earned recognition for her role in health care administration education and community outreach.

Marilyn Skrocki, SVSU associate professor of health sciences, received the Great Lakes Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) 2014 Regent Distinguished Faculty Member Award during a Michigan Health and Hospital Association conference on Mackinac Island Thursday, June 26.

The ACHE is an international organization with more than 40,000 health care executives as members. The Great Lakes Chapter covers Michigan and northern Ohio.

“I am humbled by receiving this award, knowing the individuals who have received it in the past,” Skrocki said.

Kyle Grazier, chair of the University of Michigan School of Public Health's Department of Health Policy and Management, earned the accolade in 2013.

Christina Freese-Decker, the regent for the ACHE's Great Lakes Chapter, said Skrocki earned this year's award based in part on her success growing SVSU's master of science in health administration and leadership program.

“Marilyn's engagement with ACHE is exceptional,” Freese-Decker said. “Her active promotion of the networking and career services through ACHE has benefitted her students.”

Skrocki joined the SVSU faculty in 2010.  She completed a law degree at Thomas M. Cooley Law School.