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Students Elected to International Honor Society of Nursing on April 15

March 24, 2008

Students have been elected to membership in the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, as undergraduates through Omicron Lambda Chapter at Mississippi College in Clinton, MS. The induction will take place on April 15, 2008 at 6:30 pm as part of Omicron Lambda's 10th anniversary. Sigma Theta Tau International Past President, Dr. Billye J. Brown, will hold a conversation with the inductees and those in attendance at the celebration.

The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, one of the largest international nursing organizations, works to foster, develop and connect nurse scholars and leaders worldwide to improve health care. The honor society promotes nursing excellence through its initiatives in research, leadership, an electronic library, programming and publications and develops and distributes nursing knowledge for use in practice.

Membership to the honor society is by invitation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship, and to nurse leaders who demonstrate exceptional achievement in nursing. The undergraduate student must have at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, be in the upper 35 percent of his/her graduating class, have completed at least one-half of the nursing curriculum to qualify for membership and meet the expectation of academic integrity.

This year's inductees include: Marianna Campbell, Terry, MS; Katerine "Katie" Chancellor, Terry, MS; Nikki Cherry, Washington, NC; Tessa Dise, Castalian Springs, TN; Katherine "Whitney" Eppinette, Monroe, LA; April Gooch, Pearl, MS; Jared Gregg, Flowood, MS; Kendrick Johnson, Brandon, MS; Natalie Johnson, Greenwell Springs, LA; Regina Johnson, Jackson, MS; Beth Jones, Brandon, MS; Melanie Martin, Bentonia, MS; Melissa Matheny, Terry, MS; Erin McGraw, Yazoo City, MS; Lindsay Paschal, Pearl, MS; Leah Pickett, Jackson, MS; Heather Richards, Brandon, MS; Stephanie Sanders, Jackson, MS; and Kellye Wiggins, Jackson, MS.

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The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to improve the health of people worldwide through leadership and scholarship in practice, education and research. Founded in 1922, the honor society currently has 125,000 active members in more than 90 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others. The honor society's 433 chapters are located at 512 institutions of higher education throughout the United States, as well as in Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, South Africa, Swaziland, Taiwan and Tanzania. More information about the honor society can be found online at http://www.nursingsociety.org/

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