DeSales Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society Inducts 36 New Members
The DeSales University Mu Omicron chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society of Nursing inducted 36 new members at its annual meeting, which was held on the DeSales campus during the spring 2007 semester. The new inductees include undergraduate and graduate students at DeSales.
Sigma Theta Tau International, founded in 1922, provides leadership and scholarship to nurses in practice, education and research, in order to enhance the health of all people. It serves to recognize superior academic achievement in undergraduate students, graduate students, and community leaders. Its purpose is to maintain the high standards of the profession of nursing through leadership and scholarship activities. Membership in the society is by invitation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students, who demonstrate excellence in scholarship, and to nurse leaders exhibiting exceptional achievements in nursing.
The Mu Omicron chapter at DeSales was established in 1983, and received its charter in 1990. To date, the chapter has inducted over 500 undergraduate students, graduate students, and nurse leaders into the prestigious international honor society.
To be eligible, undergraduate students must have attained junior or senior level status in the nursing program; have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; be ranked in the upper 35 percent of their nursing class; and demonstrate the ideals of the society that include potential for leadership in the profession and academic integrity.
Also, graduate students must have completed 25 percent of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) curriculum; have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher; and demonstrate the ideals of the society that include potential for leadership in the profession and academic integrity.
New inductees to the Mu Omicron Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society include:
Lori Beth Bittenbender, '07, of Allentown; Lauren Carswell, '08, of Hackettstown, N.J.; Lori Comfort, '07, of Walnutport, Pa.; Jennifer Cybularz, '07, of Philadelphia; Jeanmarie Domin, '07, of Glen Mills, Pa.; Kevin Gardner, '07, of Warminster, Pa.; Heather Katz, '08, of Huntingdon Valley; Lona Keller, '07, of Lansdale, Pa.; Melissa Kelly, '07, of Quakertown, Pa.; Josh Kern, '07, of Jim Thorpe, Pa.; Melanie Kershner, '07, of Easton, Pa.; Tracy Lynn Knauss, '07, of Northampton, Pa.; Megan McBurnie, '08, of Atlantic Highland, N.J.; Megan McCarthy, '07, of Walden, N.Y.; Jaclyn McDevitt, '08, of Philadelphia; Jenna Priest, '07, of Emmaus, Pa.; Rachel Roderer, '07, of Stewartsville, N.J.; Amy Royse, '07, of Allentown; Rachel Wamba, '07, of Hockessin, Del.
Deborah Allen '08, of Alburtis, Pa.; Denise Bond '08, of Bartonsville, Pa.; Danielle Boyer '08, of Wernersville, Pa.; Mary Brinker '08, of Whitehall, Pa.; Marie Dieter '10, of Bethlehem; Lynn Farrell '08, community leader; Julie Fulcher '08, of Bethlehem; Cathy Fuhrman '08; Jennifer Gambal '08, of Northampton; April Gheller '10, of Bangor, Pa.; Susan Nevada '08, of Allentown; Eva Pacheco, '08, of Northampton; Kenneth Reichenbach '07, of Northampton; Joseph Shadid '07, of Bethlehem; Christina Taylor '08, of Bethlehem; Cynthia Umbrell '08, of Alburtis; and Kelly McLaughlin Weber of Allentown.
For more information on the nursing program at DeSales University, contact Dr. Carol Mest, chairperson of the DeSales University Department of Nursing and Health, and director of the MSN Program, at 610-282-1100, ext. 1394.
Press Release: DeSales Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society Inducts 36 New Members | Posted on: 7/2/2007
For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive Director of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034
610.282.1100 x1219 | Tom.McNamara@desales.edu