RIC nursing students inducted, awards presented
at international honor society ceremony

Rhode Island College nursing students were inducted as new members of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. They were inducted through Delta Upsilon Chapter at-Large in a ceremony held at the Quonset O Club in North Kingstown on Dec. 5, 2010.

Honor society inductees

The Delta Upsilon Chapter Scholarship for a RIC undergraduate student was awarded to Emily Cooney. The Steiner-Brem Family Memorial Award for Excellence in Parent Child Nursing was given to RIC student Lori-Ann Lima.

Professor Kathy Gremel of RIC’s School of Nursing received the Chapter Service award for her work in the chapter supporting its endeavors and demonstrating initiative in stimulating Delta Upsilon’s growth.

Senior nursing student Tiffany Hanks was selected to represent the new inductees on the chapter’s website. Tiffany’s biography will be posted there along with a photograph taken at the induction. Many other photos from the ceremony are available for viewing as well.

Sigma Theta Tau International is a prestigious organization of nurse leaders, scholars, and researchers. The honor society, founded in Indiana University in 1922, currently has 470 chapters at college and university campuses worldwide. The honor society is committed to improving the health of the public by advancing nursing science.

Membership in the society is awarded to bachelor, master and doctoral candidates who achieve high scholastic averages, and to graduates of nursing programs who have made outstanding leadership contributions to nursing.

Further information regarding induction as a student or nurse leader may be obtained through the local chapter’s website, www.rinursingsociety.org, or by contacting Karen Hetzel, RIC faculty counselor, at khetzel@ric.edu.