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Successful Graduate and Faculty Member Receives National Recognition

May 04, 2015

Knoxville Campus instructor Robyn Gutherless, CPC (certified professional coder), graduated with honors from National College’s medical billing and coding program in 2008 and has not sat still since. In 2010, she joined the Oak Ridge chapter of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). The following year, Robyn founded the Lenoir City, TN Chapter of AAPC. In 2014, her chapter went from eight members to 52 due to her very determined and diligent recruiting efforts.

Because of her achievements, Robyn was recently honored by the AAPC with their inaugural True Blue Award and an article in their national journal, Healthcare Business Monthly. On April 2, Robyn attended the AAPC’s national convention in Las Vegas as a special honoree. She was recognized in the organization’s promotional campaign entitled, “I Am AAPC,” on banners hanging in the venue. 

The True Blue Award recognizes all of Robyn’s hard work in recruiting members, preparing others for certification exams, assisting and advising other local chapters, playing a key role in raising chapter revenue, as well as being a role model in the local communities by helping others in need – all on her own time.

Student Lisa Sanderlin has been inspired by Robyn’s hard work. “Mrs. Gutherless has made it exciting and easy to want to achieve my degree in medical coding,” she shared. “Her real world experience brings the textbooks to life, and she always makes herself available to help us.”

“The tears of joy haven't stopped!” said Robyn of her national recognition in the coding community. “This is truly a great honor for a coder. I have worked very hard to be the best I can be, and it has already paid off with a great chapter and great students. I am so blessed beyond words!”  

A- Robyn Gutherless, CPC, was featured in the “I Am AAPC” campaign and recognized at the AAPC national convention in Las Vegas.

B- Coding instructor Robyn Gutherless (2nd from right) is an inspiration to her students, (left to right) Melony Russell, Stacey Swann-Clothier, Lisa Sanderlin, and Natocha Brandon.

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