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07-24-1997

Yelenik Of East Brunswick Honored By Clarkson University

Potsdam, N.Y. -- Stephan N. Yelenik of East Brunswick, N.J., has received a Woodstock Award from his alma mater, Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. Given each year during Reunion Weekend, the Woodstock Award honors young alumni who have demonstrated outstanding loyalty and service to Clarkson and the Alumni Association and who have used their Clarkson experience to make a notable contribution to their careers.

Following his graduation from Clarkson in 1977 with a bachelor's degree in biology, Yelenik went on to George Washington University where he completed an MHA in Health Care Administration. After beginning as an administrative resident and acting director of planning for St. Joseph's Hospital in Bangor, Maine, Yelenik has since enjoyed a 20-year career in the health services industry. He has risen through positions as an assistant administrator at the Fallston General Hospital in Fallston, Maryland; as an associate administrator of operations and chief financial officer at the AMI Brookwood Community Hospital in Orlando, Florida; and as a chief operating officer for the AMI Town and Country Medical Center in Tampa, Florida. Yelenik then joined Universal Health Services Inc. in Dallas, Texas, as a regional operations assistant, responsible for 12 hospitals throughout the Sun Belt.

From 1988 until 1993, Yelenik was president and chief executive officer of YEA Development Inc., a company he started that provides consulting to both general businesses and health care organizations. He currently serves as president and chief executive officer of Harmony Health Plan Inc., a health maintenance organization located in West Orange, New Jersey.

Clarkson University is an independent institution located in northern New York, in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. The University has 2,670 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in its schools of Business, Engineering, Science, and Liberal Arts, and its Interdisciplinary Engineering and Management program.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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