School of Public Affairs students inducted into health administration honor society

Fourteen students from Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs were recently inducted into the Upsilon Phi Delta Academic Honor Society, an honor society recognizing students’ academic achievement in health administration.

The goals of the society are to encourage interest in academic preparation for careers in healthcare management and policy; promote activity that will elevate the standards, ideals, competence, and ethics of women and men preparing for careers in healthcare management, policy, and leadership; provide financial assistance through scholarships to outstanding students pursuing academic degrees that prepare individuals for careers in healthcare management, policy, and leadership; and recognize, by means of granting honorary memberships, individuals who have made outstanding contribution to the profession.

Dr. Hormoz Ashtyani, director and chief of Pulmonary and Sleep Disorders Medicine at Hackensack University Medical Center, and director of the Pulmonary Laboratory, and the Pulmonary Exercise Physiology Lab and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, served as the keynote speaker.

The following students were inducted into the Penn State Harrisburg chapter of Upsilon Phi Delta during a formal induction ceremony:

  • Patricia Flecha Amarante, Nova Lima, Brazil
  • Ashley Jackson, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Saurabh Subhash Kataria, Vadodara, Gujarat India
  • Karen Kautz, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Barbara Kuhl, York, Pennsylvania
  • Parul Luthra, Enola, Pennsylvania
  • Michael Maccarone, Pottsville, Pennsylvania
  • Orn Ngarmcroh, Muaeng, Thialand
  • Abdoul Aziz Oumarou Harou, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
  • Shannon Porterfield, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
  • Chaitra Prahlada, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Stephen Rosito, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Sally Taha, Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
  • Samualla Williams, Darby, Pennslylvania