April 14, 2004                                    


Nursing Students Join International Honor Society

LINCOLN—Six Union College students were inducted into the honor society of nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. Inductees included Wing Chan from Hong Kong; Renee Dick from Greeley, Colo.; Stacee Evers from Roca, Neb.; Dan Fale from Sheboygan, Wis.; Nicole Olsen from Valentine, Neb.; and Lisa Taylor from Portland, Tenn. 

            Since 1994 Union College has jointly operated the Nu Rho chapter of Sigma Theta Tau with Nebraska Wesleyan University. Twenty-nine future nurses were inducted into the chapter this year, including 14 undergraduate and 15 masters students. The combined chapter currently has more than 300 members.

            “It is nice to recognize students who have excelled in their area of study and to let them know that we value the work and commitment they are putting into the nursing profession,” said Ruth Mendenhall, Union College nursing professor.

            Undergraduate students invited to join Sigma Theta Tau must have completed at least half of their nursing curriculum, hold a GPA of at least 3.0, rank in the top 35 percentile of their graduating class and be considered a nursing leader of the future. Members of the international society represent more than 90 countries.

             Inductees were honored at a ceremony held April 5 in the Presidential Dining Room of Union College’s Ortner Center.

            For more information about Union’s nursing program, visit www.ucollege.edu/nursing.