Shirley Eichenwald-Maki was a longtime assistant professor in St. Scholastica's Department of Health Information Management. She began her involvement in formal HIM education in 1974, when she joined the staff of the department, also serving as department chair from 1984 to 1992. She left to work in the HIM industry in Chicago and Southern California, but returned to Scholastica in 1997. In 2001, the College honored her with the Max Lavine Award for teaching excellence. She retired in 2012 and was honored with creation of an annual health informatics forum that bears her name and that of her longtime colleague, Kathleen LaTour.