Published: July 20, 2021


COLUMBIA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE PROGRAM DIRECTOR AND INSTRUCTOR FOR HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BONITA PAYNE HAS BEEN NAMED THE 2020-2021 EDUCATOR AND MENTOR OF THE YEAR BY THE TENNESSEE HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION. ACCORDING TO A PRESS RELEASE, THE EDUCATOR AND MENTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD IS USED TO RECOGNIZE INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE LONG TRACK RECORDS OF ENCOURAGING STUDENTS OR COLLEAGUES TOWARD THEIR OWN SUCCESS. PAYNE, WHO HAS BEEN HELPING OTHERS TO REACH THEIR GOALS SINCE JOINING COLUMBIA STATE IN 2017, ADVISED SHE IS HONORED TO RECEIVE THIS PRETEGIOUS AWARD. FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO COLUMBIA STATE DOT EDU.