Fourteen Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) students took the oath of membership on February 6 to be inducted into the Ohio Delta Chapter of Lambda Nu, the national radiologic and imaging sciences honor society.
The induction ceremony included comments from COTC President John M. Berry, PhD, and a keynote address from Justin Khol, assistant dean of students/assistant director of student life.
Berry praised the inductees for such a momentous accomplishment being the first inductees in the recently certified chapter of Lambda Nu. He quoted author Johnathan Harnisch saying, “The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of the world but those who fight and win battles that others do not know anything about.” He went on to encourage them to also acknowledge the roles their supporters played in their achievement.
Khol echoed President Berry’s sentiment by sharing a quote from Issac Newton that provided two key pieces of advice for the inductees, “If I have seen further than others, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” He told inductees that Newton had written it as a thank you to Robert Hooke whose scientific work enabled Newton to accomplish his own. Khol urged the inductees to also acknowledge those who helped them accomplish their goals. His second piece of advice was more of a challenge to the inductees. He advised them to recognize that they are now the “giants” and it is their duty to help those who come after them to “see further.”
Andrea Powell, radiologic science technology student and Ohio Delta Chapter president, said, “I’m so proud to be the founding president of our chapter of Lambda Nu. It was a little intimidating to be a part of something that hasn’t been done before, but seeing how excited my classmates were made it a lot easier. It feels amazing to know we’re leaving a legacy for future COTC radiologic science technology students.”
To become a member of COTC’s chapter of Lambda Nu, a student must have a 3.3 grade point average or higher on a 4.0 scale after one full-time semester (or equivalent) of a radiologic or imaging sciences program and must provide evidence of commitment to the profession. The national honor society works to foster academic scholarship at the highest academic level, promote research and investigation in the radiologic and imaging sciences, and recognize exemplary scholarship.
The Ohio Delta Chapter received certification on October 8, 2019. Those who took the oath of membership at the ceremony:
Chelsea Bartley – Westerville
Joshua Bauman – Sugar Grove
Jessimi Briedis – Pickerington
Kiersten Dean – Granville
Hanna Gardner – Newark
Tracy Jones – Baltimore
Kylie Marinacci – Heath
Keirstan Mirgon – Sugar Grove
Kala Montgomery – Newark
Andrea Powell – Reynoldsburg
Ashley Roahrig – Coshocton
Alexis Robinson – Mount Vernon
Brandi Rogers – Pickerington
Mark Woodruff – Mount Vernon
COTC is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs. COTC is the only technical college in Ohio operating four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.