Relive: Sigma Theta Tau Induction Ceremony
The D’Youville Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the international nursing honor society, recently held its annual recognition event to honor the academic achievements of its members. Sigma Theta Tau brings together the best and brightest students from 500 chapters spanning 90 countries and is known for honorees needing to meet strict academic requirements.
The honor society’s name is taken from the Greek words meaning Love, Courage, and Honor, as the original founders believed these ideas to be the enduring values that are the root of the nursing profession. At the ceremony, 76 students and 2 faculty members were inducted into the honor society.
“You are among this distinguished group of nurses — students and professionals — who have met or exceeded the rigorous standards required to receive an invitation to join Sigma Theta Tau, and you truly deserve our congratulations,” said Chris Verni EdD, dean of the School of Nursing, at the event.
“The purpose of this ceremony is not only to honor you as a new member and celebrate your successes, but it also serves as our pledge to you to support you throughout your nursing career and to be a lifelong resource for you.”
The ceremony’s keynote speaker, Lieutenant Colonel Philip Thompson ‘95 ‘04 ‘06, is the Executive Officer for the 865th Combat Support Hospital, headquartered in Utica, NY. He also serves as second in command for the U.S. Army medical battalion. Thompson was the chief nurse for the 1st Forward Surgical Team mission in Afghanistan.
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