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URI students elected to nursing honor society

Media Contact: Dave Lavallee, 401-874-5862

KINGSTON, R.I.-- February 4, 2004 -- Seventeen undergraduate students, four graduate students, and four nurse leaders at the University of Rhode IslandŐs College of Nursing, were inducted into membership in Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

The members were inducted through Delta Upsilon Chapter-at-Large at URI in a ceremony at the Quonset O Club in North Kingstown, in December.

Membership in the society is awarded to bachelor, masters, and doctoral nursing candidates who achieve high scholastic averages. In addition, graduates of the nursing program who have made outstanding contributions to nursing as nurse leaders are also granted membership.

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 356 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 undergraduate inductees are:

First Name/ Initial

Last Name

Hometown

State

Rebecca

Young

Enfield

Conn.

Rosemary

Woodstock

Graswold

Conn.

Emily

Patil

Gloucester

Mass.

Lorraine

Touchette

Halifax

Mass.

Elizabeth

Molinari

Scituate

Mass.

Marci M.

Croze

Springfield

Mass.

Meeta

Mandalia

Fairlawn

N.J.

Robert J.

Orgill

Scranton

Pa.

Annie B.

Guise

Lincoln

R.I.

Amanda L.

Comire

Manville

R.I.

Elisabeth

Walsh

Narragansett

R.I.

Allison E.

Grace

North Kingstown

R.I.

Leigh

Eddy

Riverside

R.I.

Andrea

Ruiz

Warwick

R.I.

Cheryl

Danto

Westerly

R.I.

Christine Ann

Lefebvre

Westerly

R.I.

Kimberly M.

Leong

Westerly

R.I.

The graduate inductees are:

First Name/Initial

Last Name

Hometown

State

Susan E.

Howe

Barrington

R.I.

Shelia A.

Quinn

Barrington

R.I.

Suzanne

Lacroix

Lincoln

R.I.

Julie C.

White

Smithfield

R.I.

The nurse-leader inductees are:

First Name/ Initial

Last Name

Hometown

State

Ann E.

Moore

Bristol

R.I.

Leonarda

Vernon-Lee

Providence

R.I.

Lorie J.

Cutting

Wakefield

R.I.

Hsiu-Chin

Shen

Wakefield

R.I.

In addition, $1,000 scholarships were awarded to:

Undergraduate Scholarship Award- Allison Grace

Graduate Scholarship Award- Kathline Hass.

For more information, contact Patricia Stout at 401-874-5348