Annual Awards Ceremony and Commencement Celebration
The annual Office of Collaborative Programs Awards Ceremony and Commencement Celebration was held Sunday, May 5, 2013 in the West Village Ballroom. Faculty, staff, students and invited guests attended to recognize and applaud students for individual achievement and excellence, in addition to celebrating the commencement of students in our department programs.
Department awards were presented to students who demonstrated exceptional growth, leadership, professional demeanor, and spirit of civility within their field of study. Congratulations to the award recipients listed below:
Sara Jarosiewicz, Award for Excellence in Autism Studies
Chinedu Nkwopara, Gerontology Program Student Award
Gerald Adcock, Allied Health Program, Award of Excellence
Alysa Davis, Gerontology Program Student Award
James Loan, Allied Health Program, Award of Recognition
Sarah Quivel, Allied Health Program, Award of Recognition
Lavera Sawyer, Health Care Management, Award of Excellence
Kathryn S. Farinholt Presentation
Included in the event program, attendees had the opportunity to hear a presentation from Kathryn S. Farinholt, J.D., the executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Maryland. Ms. Farinholt is a strong advocate on issues affecting people with mental illness and their families. She has helped develop and/or pilot numerous local and national peer-led NAMI programs, is a national NAMI trainer, and is nationally recognized for resource material.
Dr. Marcie Weinstein, Interim Director, Department of Interprofessional Health Studies, Kathryn S. Farinholt, Guest Speaker and Dr. Wayne Nelson, Interim Program Director, Health Care Management
Honor Society Inductions
25 department students were inducted into two separate honor societies during the Office of Collaborative Programs Awards Ceremony and Commencement on May 5, 2013.
Delta Rho, the local chapter of Sigma Phi Omega at Towson Unversity, is the national academic honor and professional society in gerontology. Sigma Phi Omega seeks to promote scholcarship, professionalism, friendship, and service to older persons and to recognize exemplary attainment in geronology related fields. Membership includes individual certificates, a Sigma Phi Omega pin and medal, and honor cords to be worn at graduation.
2013 Delta Rho Inductees
Upsilon Phi Delta recognizes students studying health care administration by means of granting honorary memberships to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the profession by upholding and developing high professional standards and ethics. Members are selected on the basis of academic achievements, service to the community, and/or contributions to the healthcare management profession.
2013 Upsilon Phi Delta Inductees
Department of Interprofessional Health Studies
Linthicum Hall, Room 121