West Virginia Wesleyan College students among those inducted into Sigma Thea Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

BUCKHANNON, West Virginia – On April 2, 2023, the Epsilon Delta-at-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) held an induction ceremony at the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts (PAC).

The induction ceremony recognized and celebrated the accomplishments of 15 individuals who received and accepted an invitation to join the Epsilon Delta-at-Large Chapter of Sigma. These individuals were students enrolled in the academic programs of three institutions of higher education (Davis and Elkins College, Fairmont University, and West Virginia Wesleyan College) and nurse leaders from the community.

The individuals inducted during the ceremony include Stormie Cawthorn, Karen Seel, Nikita Collins, Katelyn Zirkle, Annette Arnett, Taylor Shannon, Kacie Barnett, Lauren Williams, Chelsea Difilippo, Mary Lacy, Jennifer Woods, Hillary Cahall, Makenzi Lewellyn, Lauren Posey, and Ann Whitehair. Nurses and nursing students who choose to become a member of the Epsilon Delta-at-Large Chapter will have opportunities to experience and grow in leadership, access to free nursing continuing professional development courses, access to scholarly journals, career connections, and networking opportunities (Sigma, 2023)

Sigma is an organization of over 100,000 active members and 600 chapters. These chapters are supported by institutes of higher education and partners in healthcare from Armenia, Australia,  Botswana to Thailand, the United States, and Wales. The membership includes bedside nurses as well as nurse educators, administrations, researchers, policy makers, and others. The purpose of this organization is to transform health care through the organization’s vision to connect and empower nurse leaders which is an organization that evolved from the efforts of six nursing students in 1922. The Global Value Statement of Sigma.

Eligibility to become a member of the Epsilon Delta-at-Large Chapter and the Sigma International program are determined by the achievements of the undergraduates, graduates, and nurse leaders. For more information, visit https://www.sigmanursing.org/why-sigma/sigma-membership/membership-faqs.

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