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Ellen Van Roekel

Ellen Van Roekel

Graduate School attended: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Graduate Degree or expected: Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

Undergraduate School attended: University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Nutrition Studies. Minor: Public health. 

Hometown: Urbandale, Iowa

Why did you want to be a Kruse Communities of Excellence Scholar? 

Going into the field of healthcare administration, I think it is easy to lose sight of that community perspective. I really wanted to engage with community values and education early on in my career, and the Kruse Communities of Excellence seemed like a great opportunity to do so. I really value the multitude of options for community engagement, and the focus on the Baldrige Principles through this program, both of which I know will translate as I move forward in my career.