Congratulations to the Lewis College students who were recognized at the Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions Honors Day on March 31. After two years of virtual ceremonies, it was exciting to have our students and their guests back on campus. Undergraduate and graduate students were recognized for their achievements in academia, clinical work, leadership and research from six academic units and four honor societies.
2021 Lewis College Teaching Excellence Award recipient Dr. Jodan Garcia, clinical associate professor of physical therapy, gave the keynote speech. Dr. Garcia inspired the student honorees and their guests with words that help shaped his success as a healthcare professional.
In addition to 31 academic awards, more than 70 students were inducted into the following health care honor societies.
Alpha Eta Honor Society recognizes top students in allied health professions. Fifty-five students from health informatics, nutrition, occupational therapy, physical therapy and respiratory therapy were inducted into the society.
Delta Phi Tau National Honor Society, the national honor society recognizing graduating PT students for excellence, integrity and professionalism, inducted three students.
Fourteen respiratory therapy students were inducted into the Lambda Beta National Honor Society. This national honor society recognizes scholarly achievement, as well as service and character in the profession of respiratory therapy.
Finally, 14 undergraduate and graduate nursing students were honored for selection in the Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society. The national nursing honor society recognizes superior scholarship and leadership achievement at the undergraduate and graduate levels in nursing.