Nursing Honors Society Inducts 30 Students

November 15, 2019

By Katherine Buck '20

On Sunday, October 20, 30 students were inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Epsilon Tau-at-Large Chapter of the Honor Society of Nursing, in the Roger and Francine Jean Student Center event space. 

To be inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing an undergraduate student must have completed half of the nursing curriculum, achieve academic excellence of a 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 grade point average system, rank in the upper 35 percent of the graduating class, and meet the expectation of academic integrity. 

This year’s student inductees are:

Paige Balley ‘20

Molly Elizabeth Beck ‘20

Johanna Kathleen Bennett ‘20

Cassandra Emma Bigelow ‘20

Madeline Marie Binding ‘20

Simone Patricia Curtin-Rugless ‘20

Caroline Veronica Dougherty ‘20

Abigail Ethier ‘20

Caitlin Taylor Ferreira ‘20

Mary K. Fitzgerald ‘20

Anna Furness ‘20

Aine Glavin ‘20

Katherine Marie Hartford ‘20

Bridget Kelly Henss ‘20

Gabrielle Beverly Ikkela ‘20

Sarah Johnson ‘20

Adelina Mary Katzounos ‘20

Shannon Kelsey ‘20

Jillian Marie MacEachern ‘20

Erin Haley McCosh ‘20

Maryjane McNiff ‘20

Ellen Miceli RN-BSN ‘20

Anna Grace Moraitis ‘20

Mikayla Sandra Murphy ‘20

Karlye Pinto ‘20

Brooke A. Ritchie ‘20

Margaret Grace Sheridan ‘20

Aurora Elizabeth Sullivan ‘20

Kristen Vorderer ‘20

Danielle Ann Whitman ‘20

Friends and family were welcomed to the induction by Dr. Maureen O’Reilly, Executive Director of the Department of Nursing. An invocation was given by Father Stephen Lawson, O.S.B. The ceremony was conducted by Epsilon Tau-at-Large President Hilary Gorgol ‘14 Vice President and clinical nursing faculty Susan Kinney, Faculty Counselor and clinical nursing faculty Alicia Law, and Assistant Professor Carrie R. MacLeod. Secretary and alumna Mallory Schell, BSN, RN ’19 was the guest speaker at the ceremony. 

Membership into Sigma Theta Tau provides students with research opportunities and professional connections. Inductees also receive a subscription to the Journal of Nursing Scholarship and Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing. Students are also welcomed to join events sponsored by the Epsilon Tau at-Large chapter. 

The mission of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarships, leadership, and service. With more than 135,000 active members in more than 90 countries, the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing is the second-largest nursing organization in the world. 

The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing became the first U.S. organization to fund nursing research. Sigma supports numerous professional development products and services that focus on the core areas of education, leadership, career development, and scholarship. Sigma also offers career development programming as well as leadership programs to further member’s skills.