Outstanding Muskie-MBA awardee

Muskie School of Public Service alumna and MaineMBA graduate Robin Howard who received her Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety certificate from Muskie’s Public Health program was awarded the Muskie School of Public Service Outstanding MBA Award at the third annual MaineMBA Alumni Awards & Business Forum.

This honor awards a MaineMBA graduate who pursued a concentration through the Muskie School of Public Service. The award goes to someone who sets a high standard of academic inquiry and engagement in the classroom and displays enthusiasm for learning and professional development. The awardee is selected by the faculty of the Muskie School of Public Service.

Dr. Judy Tupper who nominated Robin for the award recognized her as a pacesetter in each of her classes.  Dr. Tupper went on recognize her as “an incredibly enthusiastic learner, Robin is a person of diverse interests and talents.  Robin was a highly engaged student who immediately grasped concepts and techniques and applied them to her professional practice.  I watched her set a high standard of academic inquiry and classroom discourse that enhanced all of our collaborative and interprofessional learning.”
Robin earned her nursing degrees at the University of Southern Maine. She’s been a nurse practitioner since 2006 and earned her MaineMBA in healthcare systems while working full-time at Maine Medical Partners. She’s currently pursuing CPHQ certification and plans to apply her MBA to the fields of healthcare quality and patient safety. Robin is an avid Lego fan outside of work and volunteers for her local fire department and the Red Cross.