Chapter History

STTI Beta Beta Chapter Charter


In recognition of the 45th anniversary of the founding of Beta Beta, a replica of the original Beta Beta Charter is on permanent display near the STTI office area on the 7th floor. 

The Lucile Petry Leone Research Grant

Beta Beta Houston established the Lucile Petry Leone Research Grant in 2015. 

Lucile P. Leone was the director of the Cadet Nurse Corps, a program designed to accelerate the graduation of nurses to meet needs both domestically and on the war front during WWII.  Mrs. Leone was also the first woman to serve as assistant surgeon general in the United States Public Health Service.  She joined the faculty of TWU in 1966 and worked on both the Houston and Dallas campuses until 1971. At a ceremony in Denton in 1979 she became the first and only nurse to receive an honorary doctorate from TWU.  She was instrumental in aiding the successful application of TWU to Sigma Theta Tau. The recipient(s) of the annual Lucile Petry Leone Research Grant is announced each year during the Fall Forum. 

A portrait of Lucile Petry Leone is on display near the STTI office area on the 7th floor.