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Local Chapter for Allied Health Sciences Honor Society

ITHACA, NY — On Thursday, Feb. 4, Ithaca College will induct 12 students and three administrators into the college’s newly founded local chapter of Alpha Eta, the national honor society for the allied health professions. The induction ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. in Clark Lounge in the Campus Center.Though requirements vary for graduate and undergraduate students, admission to Alpha Eta is based on high academic achievement and leadership capacity. Founded in 1975 at the University of Florida to promote and recognize significant scholarship, leadership, and contributions to the allied health professions, Alpha Eta now has more than 70 chapters nationwide.Membership in the Ithaca College chapter is open to students in the Departments of Exercise and Sport Sciences, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech-Language, Pathology and Audiology. All these programs are housed in the School the Health Sciences and Human Performance.The student inductees will be:Carolyn Dartt,Katrina Marshall,Scott Geller,William Way,Michelle McAlarnen,Rebecca Gross,Laura Kucsan,Erin Leonard,Devin Blessing,Caitlin Pautz,Brianne Sullivan,Andrew Wilhelm.The administrators being inducted from the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance will be dean Steven Siconolfi and associate deans Patricia Green and Janet Wigglesworth.For more information contact Paul Geisler, chapter president and assistant professor and program director of exercise and sport sciences, at pgeisler@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-3006.More information about Alpha Eta is available at www.alphaeta.net.

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