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Sigma Theta Tau celebrates 30 years with induction ceremony

Graduate inductees pose for a picture following the induction ceremony held June 8.
Graduate inductees pose for a picture following the induction ceremony held June 8.
Sigma Theta Tau Inter-national’s Gamma Alpha Chapter celebrated its 30th year with an induction ceremony held June 8 in Alumni Hall for Basic Sciences.

Eva Miller, DNSc, associate professor, Loma Linda University School of Nursing, was the keynote speaker for the event.

Forty-six students, community members, and employees of Loma Linda University Medical Center were inducted into the Gamma Alpha Chapter.

Several awards were also given during the ceremony. Receiving the Excellence in Research Award was Iris Mamier, a graduate student, for her work on “Spiritual caregiving in acute care settings in California.”

The Excellence in Clinical Practice Award was presented to Catherine A. Owens, MEd, RN.

Terry Larsen, Deborah Monson, and Patrick Turpin were presented with the MS Student Scholarship Award.

Kari Firestone and Toni Hunter were announced as recipients of the Southern California Fall Conference Sponsorship.

The following individuals were inducted into Sigma Theta Tau’s Gamma Alpha Chapter:

Undergraduate inductees
Courtney Aday
Lory Alido
Amy Allen
Rachel Askea
Jane Choi
Lynn Corpus
Mara Croitoru
Ester De La Cruz
Maggie Garrison
Julie Ha
Carrie Hoyle
Silvia Joncer
Sarah Kinsella
Min Yue Anna Liu
Yemina Lukens
Karan Macias
Valentine Manacop
Kyung Oh
Lisa Owczarzak
Hollian Petree
Community members and employees of Loma Linda University Medical Center who were inducted as members of Sigma Theta Tau International pose for a picture.
Community members and employees of Loma Linda University Medical Center who were inducted as members of Sigma Theta Tau International pose for a picture.

Geraldine Rios
Victoria Rodgriquez
Kimberly Ann Sapko
Tamara Schantz
Stephanie Smith
Megan Souter
Stephanie Tampubolon
Lindsay Thompson
Linda Warren

Graduate students
Dena Arellano
Zarino Baqai
Kimberly Clifton
Deborah Damazo
Janet Donnelly
Kari Firestone
Jayce Liang
Ellen McCarville
Kimber Rawson
Shanthi Solomon
Patrick Turpin
Qiong Wang
Bridget Wise-San Antonio

Community leaders
Joy Caballero-Gadia
Elizabeth Dickinson
Catherine Owens
Karen Radtke

Sigma Theta Tau Inter-national granted a charter to the nursing honor society at Loma Linda University School of Nursing in 1976. The chapter, which promotes nursing scholarship, leadership, and research, has grown from 101 charter members to more than 1,100 members.

Sigma Theta Tau was founded in 1922 by six students at the Indiana University Training School of Nurses. The name Sigma Theta Tau represents the initials of the Greek words storga, tharos, and tima. They mean love, courage, and honor and were chosen when the society was chartered.

In universities where chapters have been established, Sigma Theta Tau is an educational force standing for the best in nursing and making tangible contributions to the school and the profession through its help in the preparation of leaders.

By Dustin R. Jones, MA
Undergraduate inductees of Sigma Theta Tau International�s Gamma Alpha Chapter pose for a picture.
Undergraduate inductees of Sigma Theta Tau International’s Gamma Alpha Chapter pose for a picture.

TODAY news for Thursday, July 20, 2006