Macon State College MVPs is a web feature that profiles notable students, alumni, faculty and staff.
Full Name: Scott S. Hall.
Originally From: McDonough.
Family: Wife, Tabitha; parents, Larry and Dianne Hall; sisters, Monique and Meredith and their families; in-laws, J.D. and Nan Anderson; and extended family.
Current Employment: Secure Health Plans of Georgia.
Degree: Bachelor of science in health information management, class of 2009.
Activities & Achievements: Vice president of the Future Health Information Professionals; member of the Student Discipline Committee, volunteer at the Coliseum Northside Hospital Community Health Fair; volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House; Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges; member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA); member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS); article entitled “Macon State College HIM/HIT Program Reaps Benefits of AHIMA’s Virtual Lab” published in the Winter 2008 edition of the AHIMA Student Connection e-news; president’s list; graduated summa cum laude; 2009 Georgia Health Information Management Association (GHIMA) New Graduate Award.
Career: “I am currently working in the provider relations and reporting departments at Secure Health Plans of Georgia. I aspire to be a CIO of a health care organization within the next ten years. After that, I would like to be a college professor. This will allow me to pass along my knowledge and experience, and give back to the profession that provided me opportunities and a stable livelihood.”
He chose Macon State College because … “It is only one of two schools in the state that offers a bachelor’s degree in health information management. The close proximity to family and friends who live in the metro Atlanta area also influenced my decision to attend Macon State.”
The one thing that surprised him about Macon State was … “The availability of the professors to answer questions and offer assistance. Every professor was always quick to offer help when I put forth the effort. By doing this, I had the privilege of gaining from their knowledge, experience, and insight.”
His favorite professor was … “That’s difficult to decide. As I stated above, all of my professors were outstanding. However, Charlotte McCuen was my favorite professor. She always made class interesting and presented the material in a straightforward manner with real-world applications. As one of the faculty advisors for the Future Health Information Professionals, she provided valuable input and guidance to the club and its members.”
One thing people don’t know about him is … “I am a thrill-seeker at heart. I enjoy rappelling, roller coasters, and flying. In fact, one of my future goals is to attain a private pilot license for both fixed and rotary wing aircraft.”
The one person he’d most like to meet is … “Stephen Hawking. He is absolutely brilliant and inspirational. While his body is confined by limitations, he has used his intellect to develop theories in cosmology and astrophysics that are truly innovative and groundbreaking.”
Five years from now he sees himself … “Having completed a master’s degree in health informatics and information management. I will be working my way up the corporate ladder in a health care organization. Additionally, my wife and I will have started a family. We are looking forward to having children.”