Students and faculty inducted into national honor society for the allied health professions

January 20, 2021

Student performs health assessment

Ninety-four students and four faculty members from Quinnipiac were recently inducted into Alpha Eta, the national honor society for the allied health professions, during a virtual ceremony.

To be eligible for induction, undergraduate students must have a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher and graduate students must have a GPA of 3.8 or higher and be in the top 20 percent of the graduating class. All inductees must show a capacity for leadership and achievement, show promise for their profession and be recommended by a faculty member or dean.

The students who were inducted are:

B.S. in Athletic Training program: Heather Minue, Eden Montgomery, Heather Pleus, and Laura Superchi

B.S. in Radiologic Sciences program: Madison Calbi, Zachary Gurahian, and Connor Smith

MHS in Advanced Medical Imaging and Leadership: Alison Rogalewski

B.S. in Biomedical Science program: Chiara Bacchini, Isabel Dunning, Katrina Etts, Erin Leaf, Rachael Lister, and Emma Steel

B.S. in Microbiology and Immunology program: Monica Royo

Undergraduate Occupational Therapy program: Michaela Caron, Britney Del Mundo, Lindsey Eichman, Hannah-Jo Gassaway, Leigh Giffault, Brianna Giordano, Brook Hagen, Rachel Holton, Colleen Houston, Madison Knibbs, Stephanie Langevin, Morgan Martinson, Danielle McCall, Jennifer Quigley, Emily Salisbury, Jenna Silvestro, Jenna Sinko and Stephanie Vanasco

Physician Assistant MHS program: Amanda Cox, Madeleine Gaffney, Danielle Ludwig, Kayla Martello, Deanna Sgambato and Amanda Sullivan

B.S. in Health Science Studies program: Victoria Arlia, Rachel Baldick, Briana Bermudez, Nicola Ciccomancini, Brenna Dean, Allison Demirjian, Tobore Emede, Emily Gannon, Lauren Haverl, Layla Hindiyeh, Camryn Hurley, Brianna Lapia, Alyssa Lawson, Zachary Lima, Francesca Link, Matthew Mastropietro, Lindsay Palma, Alyssa Quivelli, Olivia Raymond, Olivia Rua, Michael Santos, Kyle Sharron, Benjamin Sibert, Mya Souksavath, Lauren Steinert, Alexis Tahinos, Gabriella Vaysman, and Jacqueline Woodburn

B.S. in Health Science Studies program online: Natalie Nowakowski

Undergraduate Physical Therapy program: Natalie Armstrong, Nicole Brisette, Michael Broslawski, Kayley Cote, Caroline Hinkle, Megan Lawton, Emily Menice, Erin Nash, Emma Nelson, Katie Reigel, Maily Tran, Lauren Triglione and Claudia Volpe

Graduate Physical Therapy program: Taylor Coffey, Carly Cordano, Alicia Covell, Sarah Kenyon, Danielle Mandile, Juliana Noce, Teresa Tripodi and Kelly Woodmansee

Pathologists’ Assistant MHS program: Shauna Berg, Carly Eaton, Lindsey Masone, Elizabeth Pitroff and Kyle Sterling

The four faculty members who were inducted are: Robert Cottrell, clinical assistant professor of biomedical sciences and program director of the pathologist assistant studies, Nicole Fidanza, clinical assistant professor of occupational therapy, Jason Scozzafava, clinical associate professor of health science studies, and Stephen Straub, professor of athletic training and sports medicine, chair of rehabilitation, health and wellness and program director of athletic training.

“It was such an honor to induct 94 students and four faculty into Alpha Eta and welcome them to a community of esteemed colleagues,” said Janelle Chiasera, dean of the School of Health Sciences. “The faculty and students represent the leadership and caliber of academic excellence that are upheld both by Alpha Eta and by our school – particularly our deep commitment to growing and developing future leaders who we believe are equipped to change the future of health care.”

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