Graduate Ambassador: Daniel Childers
Originally from Russellville, Arkansas, Daniel Childers is a first-generation college student pursuing a Master of Science in Health Informatics and anticipating graduation in May 2022. He received his Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management from Arkansas Tech University, and remarks that he chose A.T.U. because of its rich cultural environment and the genuine care students receive from their professors.
Daniel enjoys getting involved in organizations that make a difference for others. He is currently the Board President of the Scholars Fund for Education, which he has volunteered his efforts for the past six years. He was awarded Arkansas Hospice Volunteer of the Year in 2019, and both A.T.U. Health Information Management Outstand Student Award and Trio Program Student Support Services Hall of Fame in 2020. He is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, National Society of Leadership and Success, American Health Information Management Association Council for Excellence in Education Student Advisory Workgroup, and A.T.U. Graduate Student Council.
Daniel is a nontraditional college student who currently works as a graduate assistant in the Department of Health Informatics, where he is able to directly apply his education to his work. Currently, he is assisting his professors in the Health Informatics program with research on telehealth. After graduation, Daniel hopes to work for an electronic medical record company and use his knowledge of healthcare and IT to improve patient care processes.
Outside of his studies, volunteering, work, and organizational commitments, Daniel can be found playing video games or walking the local trails.