Medical imaging major receives Lambda Nu National Honor Society scholarship

Cara Hill poses with Dr. Elaine Halesey.

The Lambda Nu National Honor Society for radiologic and imaging services recently awarded Misericordia University student Cara Hill of Binghamton, N.Y., one of 17 scholarships to students across the country.

The daughter of Dave and Pat Hill of Binghamton, N.Y., is a junior medical imaging major. Lambda Nu awarded the highly competitive scholarships to students from Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pa.; Weber State University, Ogden, Utah; University of Michigan, Flint, Mich.; University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, and many more.
Lambda Nu has 141 chapters in 42 states across the country. Students in each of the chapters were eligible to apply for the scholarships that are awarded annually in the spring and fall semesters. More than 70 students applied for scholarships this year.
The scholarship will assist Hill, a Chenango Valley High School graduate, in completing the 18-month certificate program in diagnostic medical sonography at Misericordia University after earning her bachelor’s degree in medical imaging in May 2015.
The Misericordia University Alpha Chapter of Lambda Nu was established in 2001. Membership to the honor society is based on an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better and enrollment as a full-time medical imaging student for at least four semesters. Students must also demonstrate evidence of professional commitment beyond the minimum program requirements; the pursuit or completion of an independent research project; be active members in the Misericordia University Medical Imaging Club, and be involved in university-wide student committees and medical-imaging related activities.
For more information about the Department of Medical Imaging at Misericordia University, please call (570) 674-6400 or log on to Founded and Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 34 degree programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full- and part-time formats. Misericordia University ranks in the top tier of the Best Regional Universities – North category of U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 edition of Best Colleges and was designated a 2014 Best Northeastern College by the Princeton Review.