Students, community leaders inducted into
nursing honor society at URI College of Nursing
KINGSTON, R.I. -- June 12, 2000 -- Thirty-three undergraduate students,
five graduate students, and four community leaders have been elected to
membership in Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
The members were inducted through the Delta Upsilon Chapter-at-Large
at the University of Rhode Island in a ceremony held in May at the Quonset
'O' Club in North Kingstown.
Membership in the society is awarded to bachelor's, master's and doctoral
nursing candidates who achieve high scholastic averages and to graduates
of the nursing programs who have made outstanding contributions to nursing
as community leaders.
Sigma Theta Tau International is a prestigious organization of nurse
leaders, scholars and researchers. The honor society, founded at Indiana
University in 1922, currently has 406 chapters at more than 400 college
and university campuses worldwide. The honor society is committed to improving
the health of the public by advancing nursing science.
The following were inducted into the society:
JUNIOR STUDENTS INDUCTED: Maria M. Amaral of Mystic, Conn.;
Rachel Caplan of North Branford, Conn.; Denise Gardiner of Hope
Valley, R.I.; Corrie Jean Howe of Hallowell, Maine; Brian Martin
of Warren, R.I.; Christian Melendez of Middletown, R.I.; Jodi
Pickard of Hope Valley, R.I.; Kathleen Rassler of Warwick, R.I.;
Martyn Rothermel of Middletown, R.I.; Jennifer Sullivan of New
Haven, Conn.; Stephanie Taylor of Providence, R.I. and Roger
Williams of Middletown, R.I.
SENIOR STUDENTS INDUCTED: Lisa Archambault of Woonsocket, R.I.;
Patricia Aschaffenburg, RN of North Kingstown, R.I.; Tricia Bozzelli
of Oakland, N.J.; Krista Comeau of Hopkinton, Mass.; Susan
Corkran of Kenyon, R.I.; Robin Etchingham, RN of Warwick, R.I.;
Alison Fallon of Newburyport, Mass.; Catherine Ferguson, RN of Pawtucket,
R.I.; Jacalyn Friedman of East Greenwich, R.I.; Erin Grant, RN
of Warwick, R.I.; Danielle Julian of St. James, N.Y.; Darlene
Kershaw, RN of West Greenwich, R.I.; Amanda Lague of Narragansett,
R.I.; John Maksymowicz of Cranston, R.I.; Sara Michaud of West
Warwick, R.I.; Larry Moore of Middletown, R.I.; Michelle Morneau
of East Vassalboro, Maine; Christina Poore, RN of Exeter, R.I.;
Scott Staup of Seekonk, Mass.; Nina Veyera of East Greenwich,
R.I.; and Maureen Wood, RN of Newport, R.I.
GRADUATE STUDENTS: Claire Cayer of Portsmouth, R.I.; Cam Morin-Bounds
of Woodstock, Conn.; Jennifer Schirmer of Branford, Conn.;
Jean-Ji Sung of Lincoln, R.I.; and Mary-Beth Welesko of North
COMMUNITY LEADERS: Marie Ghazal of Rumford, R.I., director of
clinical services for the Providence Community Health Center; Loretta McManus
of Narragansett, R.I., vice president and chief operating officer
of South County Hospital; Mary Redihan of Cumberland, R.I.; and Myra
Schwartz of North Attleboro, Mass., both faculty members at St. Joseph
Hospital School of Nursing.
For Information: Debby Godfrey Brown 401-874-5352,
Dave Lavallee 401-874-2116