September 20, 2017

Nygel Williams, a Master's of Health Administration degree program student, has been awarded the prestigious Douglas Sheppard Memorial Scholarship.

The $3,000 scholarship is provided to a health services management student and can be used according to their needs. It is sponsored by the Maryland Association of Healthcare Executives ( MAHCE ).

Passionate about health care, especially for African-Americans and veterans, Williams works with the Legacy Leadership Institute for Public Policy and serves on the Graduate Student Government as the Vice President for Community Development.

He will be recognized at the MAHCE Annual All-Day Education Program held on Oct. 19 at the Sheppard Pratt Conference Center in Towson.

Williams holds a bachelor's of science in health science from Saint Louis University. Before he came to Maryland, Williams spent a year working on national policy issues as the Villers Fellow for Health Care Justice at Families USA in Washington, D.C. He is expected to graduate in 2018. 

The selection committee chose Williams for his strong resume and personal statement, his knowledge of Shepherd and his contributions to the community and high marks during his interview. 

“He’s clearly an outgoing, optimistic, energetic, and driven early career healthcare professional who has put himself through undergraduate school and continues to support himself while serving others,” said Bernie Poindexter, the selection committee’s chair.

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