Sigma Theta Tau Celebrates New Members

Sigma Theta Tau International Nu Omicron Chapter-at-Large recently celebrated the induction of new members in a ceremony. The inductees were comprised of Bachelor of Science and Master of Science nursing students from Bethel College, Goshen College and Saint Mary’s College. Membership is by invitation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and to nurse leaders exhibiting exceptional achievements in nursing.

Opening remarks were given by Gail Weybright, MSN, RN, CNE, president-elect of Nu Omicron. Ruth Shearer, MSN, MS, RN, President of Nu Omicron introduced the keynote speaker, JoAnn Widerquist, RN, BSN, DM who presented the highlights of the life and work of Florence Nightingale. Following the induction ceremony, the 2012 essay winners receiving a Nu Omicron nursing scholarship were announced. Abigail Johnson of Bethel College, Alyssa Goodman of Goshen College, and Cassandralee Fill of Saint Mary’s College received the awards.

The new Bethel College members inducted during the ceremony are:


Master of Science in Nursing

Bachelor of Science Nursing Completion

Bachelor of Science Nursing

Debra S. Green

Jennifer N. Barnhill

Jill Bontrager

Nancy Sue Miller

Diana Lois Boswell

Rebecca Noel DeLiefde

Hannah Elizabeth Stutzman

Joel F. Eichorn

Rebecca RaAnn Ellinger


LeAnn Foster

Amy Heitz


Chelsea Elizabeth Hall

Emily Marie Henry


Mary A. Harris

Brittney Lambright


Carrie Michelle Henthorn

Esther Mumbi Muriithi


Sara Mathews James

Danielle Rae Rathbun


Melissa J. Kennedy

Catherine Reichenbach


Lisa Lynn Kiser

Valerie Kristin Sharp


Nichole Michelle Ray

Joanna Ruth Suter


Pamela S. Thompson



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