Alpha Eta Honor Society

Alpha Eta is the National Honor Society of the Allied Health Professions whose members represent the top ten percent of graduates of Allied Health Schools and Colleges. The name is derived from the Greek for the first letters of our profession, Allied (Alpha) and Health (Eta). There are 64 chapters nationwide and nearly 15,000 members that have been initiated since the beginning of Alpha Eta in 1975.

The University of Oklahoma Chapter at the College of Allied Health is the founding chapter in Oklahoma (November 1982). The primary purpose of the Society is to recognize excellence and promote leadership and scholarship in the allied health profession. Each spring the Society hosts the College of Allied Health Research Exposition for students and faculty to exhibit their research.  The University of Oklahoma Chapter at the College of Allied Health by-laws.

Students eligible for membership in Alpha Eta are selected annually. Students and their families are honored at an initiation banquet where they are presented a certificate along with a pin and cord to be worn at graduation with their regalia.

Questions on Alpha Eta or the Application Process

Contact one of the following faculty:

Bradford Gildon, President for 2016-2017
Vacant, Secretary-Treasurer for 2016-2017

Allied Health Sciences: Stacy Anderson 
Communication Sciences and Disorders: Carole Johnson
Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences:  Bradford Gildon (OKC) or Jennifer Bagley (Tulsa)
Nutritional Sciences: Allen Knehans 
Rehabilitation Sciences: Susan Tucker (OKC) or Vince Lepak (Tulsa)

Application Materials

Students are selected for Alpha Eta in one of the following two ways:  1) a department may choose to review the listing of eligible students and vote as a faculty to select students who should receive a letter with an offer of membership; or 2) a department may invite all eligible students to apply and review the application materials submitted to select their nominees.  Students who are notified that their department chooses to follow the second approach should receive a letter of invitation to apply for the Alpha Eta Honor Society.  These students should use the links below to complete their application process.

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Membership and Banquet Fees

  • New Student and Faculty Alpha Eta Initiates
    • click here to pay your membership fee ($20); and
    • $22 per guest for banquet dinner (if applicable)
  • Current Alpha Eta Faculty Members
    • click here to pay your annual membership fee ($20);
    • $22 for your banquet dinner if you plan on attending; and
    • $22 per guest banquet dinner (if applicable)
  • Alpha Eta Alumni
    • click here to pay your annual alumni membership fee ($20);
    • $22 for your banquet dinner if you plan on attending; and
    • $22 per guest banquet dinner (if applicable)
  • Non-Alpha Eta Faculty Members
    • click here to pay for your banquet dinner ($22), if you plan on attending


Banquet Details

Date and Time:
Thursday, December 15, 2016
6:30 pm

OU Faculty House
601 NE 14th Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73104

Who:  Students, families, friends, and faculty by invitation only

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Dress:  Business Professional

If you have any questions, please call (405) 271-6588.

Faculty Initiates



  • P. Kevin Rudeen - 2011
  • Carole Sullivan - 1985

  • Susan Benson - 2011
  • Mary Hudson - 2015
  • Carole Johnson – 2014
  • Stephen Painton - 1996
  • Mona Ryan - 2013

  • Stacy Anderson - 1993
  • Jennifer Bagley - 2011
  • Jonathan Baldwin - 2002
  • Kari Boyce - 1992
  • Dora Digiacinto - 1997
  • Deborah L. Espen - 2009
  • Bradford Gildon - 2006
  • Vesper Grantham – 1998
  • Marissa Johnson - 2001
  • Robin White - 2016

  • Brian dela Cruz - 2016
  • Heather Hoffhines – 2005
  • Leah Hoffman - 2009
  • Allen Knehans - 1995    
  • Susan Sisson - 2014
  • Peggy Turner - 2014

  • Sandy Arnold – 2003
  • Denise Bender – 2007
  • Carrie Ciro – 1990
  • Carol Dionne – 2009
  • Martha Ferretti – 1984
  • Toby Hamilton – 1996
  • Mary Isaacson - 2009
  • Shirley James – 2014
  • Lynn Jeffries - 1987
  • Thubi Kolobe - 2008
  • Vince Lepak - 1999 
  • Kenneth Randall - 1998
  • Cyndy Robinson - 1997
  • Susan Tucker – 1984
  • Joshua Williams - 2001

Student Initiates


Communication Sciences and Disorders:   Abby Brett, Carol Johnson, Kaitlin Lashley, Kailey Mersbach, Taylor Moore, Paige Persons, Scheryiah Romero, and Jenna Smith
Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences: Mellissa Carr, Cassie Hathaway, Rachel Lackey, Chris McKee, Benjamin Mowbray, Amanda Newton, Christina Paulson, Tress Tipton, and Hai Tran
Nutritional Sciences:  Sarah Edwards, Kelcie Farley, Raine Fitzgerald, Maggi Gilbert, Brittyn Howard, and Farrah Oxley
Rehabilitation Sciences:  Katelyn Carter, Valerie Clevenger, Alison Gilson, Nikki Haddad, Alexis Langston, Kerry MacDonald, Jack Renfroe, Amanda Rook, Leslie Rowland, and Meredith Wyatt


Communication Sciences & Disorders: Elizabeth Bennett, Allison Clanton, Lauren Ferguson, Emily Mills, Liz Ormsby, Shelby Smith
Medical Imaging & Radiation Sciences: Jane Anoke, Trey Dumler, Melina Duran, Michelle Patton, Jennifer Sharp, Hali Thornhill, Heather Yee
Nutritional Sciences: Allison Fassler, Kathryn Lively, Ryann Smalley
Rehabilitation Sciences: Kellen Allen, Annabelle Cummins, Jessica Eckert, Molly Ryan, Sarah Smith, Brittany Wallace, Adrienne Williams


Communication Sciences and Disorders:  Reid Ballard, Christine Baukal, Shane Dollarhite, Danielle Hames, Melissa White, and Chloe Winden
Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences:  Amber Goldsbury, Kelsey Grimes, Brett Gunzenheiser, Jordan Hull, Elisabeth Johnson, Laura McDaniel, Lauren Penner, and Sandy Shost
Nutritional Sciences:  Ruby Asif, Marta Ferraz Valles, Megan Krampe, Cari Miles, and Wendy Wilson
Rehabilitation Sciences:  Shelby Baity, Abigail Carnes, Shannon Compton, Andrea Cox, Kayla Garver, Jessica Genet, Kristin Schumpert, and Audrey Sublett


Communication Sciences and Disorders:  Abigail Dressler, Gillian Hamm, Marta Ippolito, Haley Ryder, and Micaelan Wright
Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences:  Abbey Cockerell, Kyle Espinosa, Cadence Heard, Tanner Hughes, Amanda Mobley, Tabitha Pham, Kristen Schweikhart, and Stephanie Winter
Nutritional Sciences:  Melissa Guzman, Julia Kelly, Hannah Presley, and Kristin Swaim 
Rehabilitation Sciences:  Allison Dunshie, Abby Haney, Michael Koprivnik, Scott McCaulley, Heather Odle, Corrina Redard, and Caitlyn Rex

Communication Sciences and Disorders:  Heidi Holt, Allison Hopper, Rachel Marodi, Madison Wells, and Sarah Wilson
Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences:  Rachel Boster, Jessica Gutierrez, Sara Hamidi, Anh Tram Ly, Trinh Nguyen, Michelle Plasters, Sarah Poynor, and Kevin Smith 
Nutritional Sciences:  Ruth Adamiec, Kara Beal, Elizabeth Beaver, Erin Blackwood, and Leslie Sitton
Rehabilitation Sciences:  Sarah Blotevogel, Rebekah Buie, Sarah Burnett, Jay Dalto, Brianna Fox, Lauren Haskell, Brandon Scharrer, Katherine Smith, Mari Therrien, and Blake Woods

Communication Sciences and Disorders:  Kori Adcock, Jessica Kadavy, Megan Marsh, and Erin Watson
Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences:   Neelie Brown, Nichole Burks, Melinda Jenks, Nhi Nguyen, Kathryn Stumpenhorst, and Gina Taulman
Nutritional Sciences:   Ashley Frampton, Brooke Helms, Andrea Knowlton, Elizabeth Ramey, and Jessica Utley
Rehabilitation Sciences:  Lindsey Baker, Rhiannon Brunsteter, Jennifer Crowder, Kristin Davenport, Emily Schovanec, Rebecca Schroeder, Candice Warner, and Sara Warren

Communication Sciences and Disorders: Kali Bernhard, Lauren Brockman, Nicole Doherty, Hailey Rosenthal, Kandice Westphal, and Shannon Winters
Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences:  Robyn Bucher, Kimberly Bittle, Kasi Danker, Jillian Flusche, Miranda Hemming, Jenny Johnson, Jessica Leal, Grace Mell, and Marissa Nickens
Nutritional Sciences:  Ann Cloud, Jennifer Graef, Karen Langlois, and Kristen Pangburn
Rehabilitation Sciences:  Amber Becker, Cassie Divine, Joy Ferreira, Jeff Frazier, John Howard, Kelly Kuhlman, Stacy Spidell, and Holly Thomas

Banquet Photos

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