N. Hollywood Christens New RT Honor Society
Sep. 5, 2017
Concordeâs North Hollywood, Calif. campus
celebrated the inaugural induction of The Lambda Beta National Honor Society
for Respiratory Therapy.
The nationally-recognized Lambda Beta National Honor Society promotes, recognizes and honors scholarship, scholarly achievement, service and character of students, graduates and faculty members of the Respiratory Therapy
âThe name, Lambda Beta, is based on the goals of the profession,â said Gretchen Keys, BSHA, RRT, Respiratory Therapy Program Director at Concorde â North Hollywood. âSustaining life and breath using the Greek letters âLâ for life and âBâ for breath.â
The society boasts more than 100 chapters and thousands of members including students, graduates and faculty members. Requirements are: completion of 50 percent of Respiratory Therapy classes and be in the top 25 percent of the class. Nominees should be active in the RT club and have a good clinical record. These are students who have excelled in their Respiratory Therapy programs
Respiratory therapy students inducted in inaugural class
The Concorde â North Hollywood chapter held its inaugural ceremony on June 23 for six inductees, families, faculty and staff. The inaugural members were Stephanie Puls, Luis Tejada, Medina Garcia, Michael Jerro, Andrew Cajigal
and Viken Jillian
. Vikan was the student speaker at this summerâs past commencement ceremony.
âThe ceremony was very elegant, with food and drinks, guest speakers and a lot of pictures,â Keys said. âThe students were presented with their certificates and pins. They wrote their names in the âRoll of Honor,â preserving the honor in writing.â
Announcements were distributed to new inductees to The Lambda Beta National Honor Society last month.
âThe feeling among our Respiratory Therapy students is like waiting for Oscar nominations, one student said,â Keys said. âFor the next eight students and one graduate nominee, Oscar night is fast approaching.â
Letâs all join together in congratulating these inductees on their accomplishments. Let's also save congratulations for the second class of respiratory therapists about to be inducted. This is a great honor indeed!