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 Kingstown, R.I. 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. -xxx- For Information: Debby Godfrey Brown 401-874-5352, Dave Lavallee 401-874-2116