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We are proud to induct new members on Saturday, December 1, 2012!
New members will be inducted this week! The induction ceremony will be held in the Chapel of the Atlanta Administration and Conference Center (AACC) on Flowers Road. For directions, click here. The address to the AACC building is: 2930 Flowers Road South, Atlanta, GA 30341
Strategic Planning for the nursing honor society commenced in 1991 with the College's Honor and Research Committee obtaining guidelines from STTI for establishment of an honor society. The Nursing Honor Society held its first induction ceremony on May 3, 1993. The Nursing Honor Society grew and flourished as the College of Nursing pursued its initial regional and nursing accreditations. In 1995, the Nursing Honor Society was invited to active participation in the Atlanta Area Consortium of Sigma Theta Tau International Chapters. In the fall of 1996, a scholarship/research fund was implemented with the long term goal of providing final awards to support nursing scholarship and research. On September 23, 1996, the Nursing Honor Society submitted application to become a chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. Upon review of the application, the International Eligibility Committee notified the Nursing Honor Society that it had been approved for a site visit. In April 1997, Dr. Mary Lou Bond conducted the site visit which concluded with her recommendation to the STTI Board of Directors that our Nursing Honor Society be approved for presentation to the STTI House of Delegates at the 1997 STTI Biennial Convention. (Pictured above: Pi Gamma 2011 Leadership Intern, Sarah Hepburn with 2009-2011 STTI President Karen Morin)
Members of the Nursing Honor Society enthusiastically initiated preparations to attend the Biennial Convention. Ten members presented either
papers or posters accepted for presentation at the Convention. A total of seventeen members attended the 34thConvention, which was held December 2-6, 1997 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. The generosity of member Elizabeth Perry allowed one student to attend the convention with all expenses paid! On Saturday, December 6, 1997, Dr. Sandra Rayburn, Honor Society President, and Dr. Linda Streit, Immediate Past President, presented the Honor Society's Petition for Charter to the STTI House of Delegates. The Petition was approved by unanimous votes from the House. (Pictured left to right: Rene Crosby, James DiAngelo, Dare Domico, Capresha Grant, and Melissa Goodbread)
May 18, 1998, the Nursing Honor Society was officially chartered as the Pi Gamma Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. The Installing Officer was Dr. Pam Levi, RN, EdD, a STTI Director. The Nursing Honor Society had submitted a special request for Dr. Levi to serve as the installing officer because of her special relationship to the College of Nursing and Nursing Honor Society. Dr. Levi, Dean of the College of Health Sciences & Professor of Nursing Informatics at Georgia College & State University, is an alumna of a graduate of Georgia Baptist Hospital School of Nursing. She had provided support to the Nursing Honor Society during its development and throughout the charter application process. Additionally, the STTI Chapter at Georgia College & State University, Theta Tau, served as our mentor chapter.
Fast forward to 2012--> The College is proud to have earned SIX Chapter Key Awards. The College and Pi Gamma Chapter are also proud to sponsor the Grand Exhibit Hall for the STTI Biennial Convention for the past several biennials. A Chapter Leadership Intern is selected by the Board and fully sponsored to attend the Biennial convention. Pi Gamma congratulates Sarah Hepburn on her selection as 2012 Leadership Intern.
Pictured above include members attending the 41st Biennial convention. Left to right: Dr. Linda Streit, Pam Dunagan, Sarah Hepburn, Dr. Helen Hodges, Ann Keeley, Linda Barber, Alison Davis, Laney Harris, James DiAngelo, Dr. Gwen Sherwood (STTI Vice President and alum of the School of Nursing), Eileen Leaphart, Dr. Dare Domico and Mary Mann