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California State University, Long Beach
Health Care Administration Program

Upsilon Phi Delta: HCA's Honor Society


My name is Kiara Rafael and I am pleased to announce that I am your Upsilon Phi Delta (UPD) Honor Society President for the ’18-’19 school year. I look forward to working with my Executive Board Members to bring our peers some memorable events, workshops and opportunities in our field of study. I will make it my priority to provide many opportunities for our members to engage outside of the classroom, network with industry professionals, and learn invaluable tips on landing that dream job through various workshops.

Upsilon Phi Delta was established by the AUPHA (Association for University Programs in Health Administration) since 1965. The California State University Long Beach Chapter of UPD is a fairly new organization here on campus with much room for growth and involvement. We are determined to continue to grow by helping student develop connections not only to healthcare professionals in the community, but to our faculty and students members alike.

In joining our UPD family, you will have various resources at your disposal to succeed not only at California State University Long Beach but in your Healthcare Careers as well.

I look forward to meeting you at one of our workshops or meetings, all are welcome.


Kiara Rafael

About Our Organization

Founded in 2016 and sponsored by the Association of University Programs upd logoin Health Administration (AUPHA), a nationwide organization dedicated to the improvement of health and healthcare delivery though excellence in healthcare management and policy education, the CSULB (Beta) chapter of the Upsilon Phi Delta national honor society recognizes both undergraduate and graduate academic excellence in the field of health care administration here on campus/

UPD's membership consists of individuals who have proven to maintain high academic achievements, service the community, and contribute to the continuous improvement of our healthcare profession.

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Your 2017-2018
Upsilon Phi Delta
Honor Society Officers

Kiara Rafael

Vice-President Karen Yang

Tiffani Lee

Secretary Elizabeth Cano
Director of Social Media and Marketing

Nhouel Dulay

Director of Membership

Michelle De La Cruz

UPD Board Advisor Eunice Reed