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TU Nursing honor society inducts new members, honors graduates

The Phi Tau Chapter of Sigma Tau Theta International Honor Society in Nursing at Thomas University held its annual induction of new members and graduation celebration on Thursday, April 14, in the Flowers Foods Executive Classroom inside Smith-Bonvillian on TU’s Main Campus. State Rep. Darlene Taylor opened the event with her presentation “Your Nursing Career in the Current Healthcare Environment.”

 

LeAnn Pritchett (right) of Tifton received the John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital Leadership and Achievement Award, which was presented by Kellie Odom (left), Director of Nursing at Archbold Memorial Hospital. The award is presented each year to an outstanding Nursing student at TU.

 

 New members were inducted into the Phil Tau Chapter of Sigma Tau Theta International Honor Society in Nursing at Thomas University on Thursday. Members of STTI must be pursuing a bachelor’s or a master’s degree in Nursing with a minimum GPA of 3.5. This year’s inductees include (from left) Rachel Busby-Drewek of Tallahassee, Florida; Pamela Schminky of Ochlocknee, Georgia; Keyante Walton of Cairo, Georgia; Kelly Phillips of Ray City, Georgia; Catherine Cline of Thomasville, Georgia; Joy Salter of Thomasville, Georgia; Judith Monpas of Tallahassee, Florida; Terri Ellison of Perry, Florida; LeAnn Pritchett of Tifton, Georgia; Shavonda Hardnett of Valdosta, Georgia; and Kaley Jackson of Thomasville, Georgia.

 

Graduating members of STTI honored include (from left) Mattie Woodson of Albany, Georgia; Rachel Busby-Drewek of Tallahassee, Florida; Hillary Huckans of Thomasville, Georgia; Keyante Walton of Cairo, Georgia; Kelly Phillips of Ray City, Georgia; Kimberly Booker of Fairburn, Georgia; Terri Ellison of Perry, Florida; LeAnn Pritchett of Tifton, Georgia; Shavonda Hardnett of Valdosta, Georgia; Felisa McQueen-Lawson of Sneads, Florida; Marjorie Crowell of Valdosta, Georgia; Cynthia Heard of Bainbridge, Georgia; Cindy Coulter of Quitman, Georgia; and Bobbie Hester of Adel, Georgia.

 

Also during the Sigma Tau Theta celebration, honor society members thanked Dr. Sue Otto (right), Chair of the Division of Nursing, who will retire next month after 14 years of service at Thomas University. Presenting Otto with a cherry tree that will be planted on TU’s Main Campus along with the tree’s plaque is Dr. Eleanor Hall, Assistant Professor of Nursing.

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