Alumni Success

There are countless career paths you can take with a degree from Slippery Rock University's HCAM program. Begin your success story with us!

Sommer Lewis - Class of 2021

LeanForward Improvement Specialist, Presbyterian SeniorCare Network

“I cannot thank SRU and my HCAM professors enough! Not only did they offer advice at every step of the way, but the department truly went out of their way to give us the best networking opportunities and innovative projects to prepare us for a future in health care. Even though my education at SRU occurred during COVID-19, the professors turned those unique challenges into great learning opportunities that I would not have received elsewhere. I know that as a student, and now an alumnus of a program, that my professors always have my back.”

Connor Mattera - Class of 2020

Connor Mattera

Quality Data Analyst, Meadville Medical Center

“During my time at Slippery Rock University, I made so many great memories, built lasting relationships, and was able to grow both personally and professionally. Thanks to the Health Care Administration program and staff, I was able to start my career shortly after graduation with great confidence. From networking opportunities to etiquette lunches, the HCAM program at SRU certainly offers a wide range of opportunities to prepare you for success.”

Summer Rose- Class of 2020

Summer Rose

Short Term Disability Claim Manager, New York Life Insurance Company

"My experience at SRU helped me grow professionally and as an adult to be able to start my professional career. The HCAM program gave me the knowledge to have success landing a job in the health care industry. The classes alone helped make up years of experience in insurance and the industry itself."

Logan Tupper - Class of 2019

Logan Tupper

Associate Sales Representative, Stryker

"I credit my early success to the education I received through the HCAM program. The move from college to career came as easy as it could with the knowledge gained from my professors Dr. Jordan and Dr. Dick."

Rachel Stratil - Class of 2019

Rachel Stratil

Health Strategy Consultant, Highmark Health

"The education and experience that the HCAM program at SRU provided prepared me for a career in health care administration. My time at Slippery Rock pushed me to grow both personally and professionally, which greatly contributed to my drive for a successful career."

Mack Bean SRU - Class of 2016

Mack Bean

Human Resources Business Partner at MedStar Washington Hospital Center

"At SRU, I gained independence and was given the tools I needed to excel in life. From my experiences, I learned why tomorrow belongs to those that prepare for it today."

Dayna Wilson SRU - Class of 2016

Nursing Home Administrator, Oakhill Health and Rehabilitation, Guardian Healthcare

"The advice and guidance the professors gave to me at SRU was a huge influence in the career path I chose. The Health Care Administration program at SRU helped to prepare me for a successful career in the healthcare industry." 

Aleta (Bullock) Heard, MISM, CSPO - Class of 2015

Aleta Heard

Vice President - Product Owner, BNY Mellon

"Slippery Rock empowered me to take ownership of my life, both professionally and personally. The opportunities provided, exposure to diverse people, and life experiences taught me freedom. I know if it wasn’t for a degree in Healthcare Administration and professors that cared about my success, I wouldn’t be where I am in life. Slippery rock opened up the world for me and showed me a new way to look at it. Thanks to Dr. Jordan and the trip to Italy alone, I learned that my background does not define me & amazing things lie on the other side of fear. I now think and dream bigger. I am forever grateful for all that I gained at Slippery rock, the Rock Solid education, the professors, the network, and the life lessons beyond the classroom. Thanks for teaching me to never stop learning and for propelling me to shatter every glass ceiling!"

Grant Curran - Class of 2015

Grant Curran

Materials Management Manager, Wexford HWP Allegheny Health Network

"I am proud and honored to say I graduated with an HCAM degree from SRU. The HCAM program helped prepare me for a successful career in the healthcare industry. Slippery Rock is an excellent university that builds character and helped me develop as a person and as a young professional."

Stacey Vaccaro, MPM, FACHE - Class of 1999

Stacey Vaccaro

Chief Executive Officer, FamilyLinks 

"I am grateful for my time and experiences at Slippery Rock.  As a first-generation college graduate, I was instructed and advised by faculty that cared about both my academic performance and personal success.  I could not have hoped for a better environment to support my learning and growth, and to instill a solid professional foundation.  Now, I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to continue to support the HCAM program through the Business Advisory Council and as an adjunct faculty.  SRU will always be a special place where great friendships and memories were made."

Mike Ligo - Class of 2001

Regional Director of Operations, Quality Life Services

"SRU Provides a supportive environment for students to develop as a person and gain knowledge that gives them a competitive advantage in starting a career."

Michael Grace, EdD, MBA, FACHE I - Class of 1992 

Mike Grace 

President of West Virginia University Hospitals and Chief Administrative Officer, West Virginia University Health System

"Slippery Rock University provided me an outstanding undergraduate education which prepared me extremely well for my career in health care administration.   The supportive and caring faculty coupled with a private college campus feel was an exceptional combination that enabled me to grow both personally and professionally.  I highly recommend SRU."

David Boucher, MPH, FACHE - Class of 1980

David Boucher

Group Medical Value Travel (MVT) Advisor, Aster DM Healthcare, Dubai

"The health administration program at Slippery Rock University has grown over the years into perhaps the premier undergraduate degree in the United States.  In the recent past, there has been an increased curriculum focus on quantitative instruction meshed with a stress on students obtaining pragmatic experience in the field.  This is paramount to long term success because as budgets continue to tighten in the healthcare delivery industry, professionals new to the job market will have to demonstrate utility to their employers....and quickly.   I have had the honor to both mentor and subsequently hire SRU Health Administration graduates, ...their learning curves are pleasingly short!"