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Allied Health Honor Societies Established

Released: 06/17/2008

Two honor societies in allied health have been established at LSU at Alexandria, announced Haywood Joiner, director of the Department of Allied Health.

Lamba Nu, the national honor society for radiologic and imaging sciences, promotes academic scholarship, research and lifelong learning, mentors students and supports professional endeavors, and recognizes community service. The LSUA chapter is named Louisiana Beta Chapter of Lamba Nu. Members must have a minimum cumulative professional grade point average of 3.0, participate in professional and community service activities, and demonstrate good character and ethical behavior.

Initial inductees are Carlette Cleveland, Laura Frease and Marion Medica, Alexandria; Sherrie Moreau and Bettie Wagley, Pineville; Dustin Dupree, Marksville; Wendi Mount, Leesville; and Krystal Sandell, Elmer. Sandra Franklin, instructor of health sciences, is faculty sponsor.

LSUA also has been recognized with the Alpha Omicron Chapter of Lambda Tau. Lambda Tau Honor Society stimulates scholastic effort, research, professional development and understanding of medical biology among students in medical laboratory technology. Sheryl Herring, assistant professor of health sciences, is faculty sponsor.

Members are Leena Abu-Khader, Eric Allen, Jamie Branch and Cody Coco, Alexandria; Cora Firmin, Morgan Manuel, Marie Pascal-Reynolds and Meghan Roberie, Ville Platte; Sylvia Bryant and Gloria Pace, Boyce; Jennifer Dupont and Lisa Greenhouse, Marksville; Julie Charrier and Renee Stewart, Hessmer; Amy Dotson and Rebecca Estis, Jena; Jamie Maddie and Rachel Ortego, Morrow; Greg Archer, DeRidder; Ashley Atkinson, Ft. Polk; Alesia Boone, Forest Hill; Pok Bordelon, Batchelor; Amy Fletcher, Pollock; Laura Jones, Olla; Lisa Poret, Mansura; Jessica Quibodeaux, Bentley; Gladys Schneider, Pineville; Kamesha Texada, Bunkie; and Rhonda Vinson, Leesville.

Nearly 300 LSUA students are majoring in allied health fields. The department recently moved into a newly renovated building at 807 Jackson Street in Alexandria that features digital X-ray and a state-of-the-art clinical laboratory.