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Six Southern Campus students inducted into nursing honor society
April 25, 2017 : Six Southern Campus students inducted into nursing honor society
Six Ohio University Southern undergraduate nursing students were recently inducted into nursing’s honor society, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI). Laura Bayless (junior), Elizabeth Finley (junior), Katie Frasher (senior), Hannah Humphrey (junior), Rebecca Smith (junior) and Jessica Taubenheim (junior) attended the ceremony, held on the Athens Campus, which included students and faculty from all nursing programs throughout the university. Faculty members Michelle Theiss and Dana Scott represented the Southern Campus at the ceremony and presented inductees with their cords.
Six Southern Campus students inducted into nursing honor society

(Left to right) Hannah Humphrey, Katie Frasher, Rebecca Smith, faculty member Michelle Theiss, Jessica Taubenheim, Laura Bayless and Elizabeth Finley.

The primary focus of the STTI is to advance world health and celebrate nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership and service. With more than 135,000 members representing 90 countries, membership is by invitation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and to nurse leaders exhibiting exceptional achievements in nursing.
Inductee Rebecca Smith, a junior in the BSN program at the Southern Campus said that it was an honor to be invited to be a member of such a prestigious nursing organization. “This is an amazing opportunity and I can’t wait to utilize all of the resources that Sigma Theta Tau has to offer for my career.”
Senior BSN student Katie Frasher said that it was a great privilege to be inducted into STTI and she was grateful to the nursing staff.
“I know that I couldn't accomplish things like this without the direction and guidance of the phenomenal nursing faculty at Southern Campus,” Frasher said. “They all go above and beyond to see their students succeed, and that means so much to me.”
According to the organization, STTI has recognized the value of scholarship and excellence in nursing practice since its inception. In 1936, STTI became the first U.S. organization to fund nursing research. Today, STTI supports these values through its numerous professional development products and services that focus on the core areas of education, leadership, career development, evidence-based nursing, research, and scholarship. These products and services advance the learning and professional development of members and all nurses who strive to improve the health of the world’s people.