College of Health Professions

Department of Health Science


As a full member of the Association for University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), Towson HCMN students are elgible for a variety of awards and scholarships. Please check their website for additional information.


Health Science Department Awards

Each semester the faculty of the Department of Health Science reviews the graduating students at both the undergraduate and graduate level to see who qualifies as a role model for future students in our program.

The criteria for which faculty use to review students for awards consists of:

1. growth in understanding of the professional role;

2. leadership within the department in classes and undergraduate student activities;

3. exemplification of ideals of a professional in the filed of study;

4. adherence to ethical principles in the practice of the profession; and

5. demonstration of a spirit of civility and cooperative learning.

Students receive a plaque with their name on it and their names are added to the plaque hanging in the Health Science Department administrative office, along with previous awards sinners. Students can include this prestigious award on their resume as an honor, and it appears on the Commencement Program.

Congratulations to our 2011-2012 recipients of the Department Undergraduate HCMN Recognition Award. The following students were honored with their award plaques at the Health Science Annual Award Event held on April, 2012. 

  • Eden Mukendi Fall '11 will graduated from the Healthcare Management program in May 2012. and will be seeking a full-time position in the healthcare field. She hopes to advocate for safe, high quality and cost effective healthcare. She wants to thank all of the professors and her faculty adviser  who helped her develop her goals and  build social skills that will help her in the future.
  • Naomi Lavaddin Spring '12 is majoring in Healthcare Management with a minor in Business Administration.  Her long term career goal is to have an executive position within a hospital.  After her college graduation, she plans to work for a year or two and then attend graduate school at night part-time.  She is considering pursuing a dual Master’s Degree: MBA and MSHCA.  She has a strong passion for health care management and hopes to help hospitals run more smoothly for patients, associates, and guests.


 Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society                                                    


The purpose of the Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society is to further the    professional competence and dedication of the individual members in and for the profession of healthcare management.

This purpose is achieved by: Upsilon Phi Delta Society

  • Recognizing students who achieve distinction in healthcare administration studies in universities and colleges.

  • Motivating academic excellence in students studying healthcare administration.
  • Recognizing, by means of granting honorary memberships, individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the profession.
  • Upholding and developing high professional standards and ethics for members of the profession.

The official colors of Upsilon Phi Delta are

crimson red and cobalt blue. The official flower

is the rose.    

Members are selected on the basis of academic achievements, service to the community and/or contributions to the healthcare management profession. Members must have a GPA of 3.25 or greater and have completed 18 credits within the HCMN majors. If interested in becoming a member please contact Professor Dr. Wayne Nelson at

If you meet the membership qualifications, you will be notified by the Office of Collaborative Programs..

A membership fee of $25.00 payable to Upsilon Phi Delta Chapter must be attached to the application and brought to Linthicum Hall, room 121. Members will be officially inducted into the honor society during the Department of Health Professions Annual Awards and Honor Society Event held each Spring.              Spring 2012 Upsilon Phi Delta Inductees


 Congratulations to our Spring 2012 Inductees

Elaine Bomberger, Lauren Springel, Naomi Lavaddin, Adebola Manuwa (not pictured), and Lauren Springel (not pictured).





Department of Health Science
Linthicum Hall, Room 101

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2637
Fax: 410-704-4670

Undergraduate HCMN Award winner Spring 11

Courtney Pearson, Spring '11 was presented with the department Undergraduate Award in Health Care Management by Prof. Tighe and Prof. Casciani at the Annual Department Awards Event held April, 2011.





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