The newly established Rho Tau chapter of Lambda Nu at Galveston College celebrated its first induction and pinning ceremony on April 5 with the induction of 33 GC students and six faculty members.


GC’s Rho Tau chapter was established this year by GC Radiation Therapy Program Director Sandra Hayden and her students. Assisting Hayden as the organization’s advisor is GC Nuclear Medicine Program Director Courtney Cross.


“The inaugural Rho Tau chapter of Lambda Nu Honor Society for the radiologic and imaging sciences at Galveston College was a great success,” said Hayden. “We were able to honor our students and faculty for their achievements in academics, community service, scholarship, integrity and enthusiasm, which are shown through their hard work and dedication.”


During the ceremony, Cross had the honor of pinning the 39 new student and faculty members for their achievements.


“Induction into an honor society like Lambda Nu is a testament to one's academic excellence and commitment to the radiologic and imaging sciences field,” said GC’s Lambda Nu President, Hiren Patel. “Joining Rho Tau, a chapter of Lambda Nu, provides new inductees with various opportunities to advance their education and professional growth. Overall, being a part of Rho Tau Chapter of Lambda Nu allows new inductees to join a community of like-minded individuals who share their passion and can offer support and encouragement as they navigate their academic and professional journey.”


The GC student inductees were: Alexandra Rubio, Amaya Urbanek, Andrew Parisi, Angelina Zagon, Ashley Turner, Bertrina Woodard, Cedric Butler, Chloe Gonzalez,

Elizabeth Flores, Emily Mae Braddock, Haley Kocian, Haylie Harveland, Hiren Patel,

Isa Weizeneggar, Jahalezly Ramirez, Jana Lynn Clark, Jason Schultz, Jocelyn Avila,

Jordyn Peck, Kaleb Vogler, Kaylae Shanahan, Lauren Drenner, Madison Holliday, Megan Lesco, Mi'Chae Edge, Patrick Olfers, Reina Johnston, Sara Santos, Sarah Reason, Shawn Gonzales, Sophia Galvan, Teryn White and Valeria Escamilla.


The GC faculty inductees were: Courtney Cross, Daniel Fink, Hong Mai, Jaime Retiz, Jennifer Bane and Sandra Martinez.


For more information about the Galveston College Texas Rho Tau chapter, call 409-944-1490, or email [email protected] or [email protected].



Galveston College was founded in 1967 and is a comprehensive community college providing the residents of Galveston Island and the surrounding region with academic, workforce development, continuing education and community service programs.