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TU’s nursing honor society to hold induction ceremony and graduation celebration

The Thomas University Phi Tau Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society in Nursing will induct new members and celebrate those graduating during an event at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in the Flowers Foods Executive Classroom inside Smith-Bonvillian Hall on TU’s Forbes Campus.

Membership in Sigma Theta Tau is open to students at TU enrolled in the bachelor’s degree or master’s degree program in Nursing with a minimum GPA of 3.5.  Membership is also open to nursing leaders with at least a bachelor’s degree and demonstrated achievement in the profession.

The guest speaker for the event will be Dr. Stephan Davis, the statewide director of leadership development for the Georgia Nurses Association, working to advance leadership excellence for the more than 100,000 registered nurses and advanced practice nurses as well as nursing educators, researchers and executives.

Davis is founder and principal of Illuminant, a company that promotes leadership excellence through education, coaching and consultation with the goal of transforming healthcare. He is an accomplished healthcare executive and educator with leadership experience in hospitals, health systems, insurance companies and boards. He has also taught courses on healthcare leadership and management, policy, and administration. Davis served as a faculty member for the American College of Healthcare Executives chapter programs. He is an inaugural member of the leadership committee of the American College of Healthcare Executives’ LGBT forum and serves as the forum’s newsletter editor.

Davis graduated from Yale University with a doctors of nursing practice in executive leadership, management and policy. He is currently completing a post-graduate fellowship in education in the health professions at Johns Hopkins University. Davis also holds a master’s degree in health systems administration from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Maryland.

For more information about the induction ceremony and graduation celebration, contact Deborah Burch, Assistant Professor of Nursing, at 229-227-6904 or

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