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May 23, 2003

Purdue nursing students inducted into honor society

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Thirty-one students from Purdue University have been elected to membership in the Delta Omicron chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International honor society of nursing.

Sigma Theta Tau International is a 79-year-old honor society that is regarded as the "Phi Beta Kappa of nursing." Its mission is to improve health care by developing and connecting nurse scholars and leaders worldwide. The society promotes nursing excellence through research, an electronic library, programming and publications.

Membership to Sigma Theta Tau is by invitation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship, and to nurse leaders who demonstrate exceptional achievement in nursing. Undergraduate student members must have at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, be in the upper 35 percent of his or her graduating class and have completed at least half of the nursing curriculum.

More than 300,000 nurse scholars have been inducted into Sigma Theta Tau. With more than 115,000 active members, it is the second-largest nursing organization in the world. The society's members are active in more than 85 countries and territories. There are 423 chapter honor societies located on more than 520 college and university campuses in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Pakistan, South Korea, Taiwan and the United States.

Writer: Marydell Forbes, (7650 496-7704,

Source: Pat Coyle-Rogers, assistant professor of nursing, (765) 494-4030,


Student Name Class School/major City State Zip

SCHAUER, Julia Dec 2002 Nursing Littleton CO 80127

KRUGER, Amanda Senior Nursing Downers Grove IL 60516

TORRANCE, Angela Senior Nursing Brownsburg IN 46112

WILSON, Amy Senior Nursing Crawfordsville IN 47933

GOTTSCHALK, Leah Senior Nursing Delphi IN 46923

WILSON, Melissa Senior Nursing Delphi IN 46923

HOYING, Mary Senior Nursing Dunkirk IN 47336

RISTOW, Sarah Senior Nursing Frankfort IN 46041

SELAN, Jenny Senior Nursing Greenwood IN 46143

ZWITT, Lindsay Senior Nursing Greenwood IN 46142

FILIPOVSKI, JoAnn Senior Nursing Griffith IN 46319

HITTLE, Kristin Senior Nursing Indianapolis IN 46250

WHITE, Julie Dec 2002 Nursing Indianapolis IN 46580

GRAMELSPACHER, Molly Senior Nursing Jasper IN 47546

SCHMITT, Kristin Senior Nursing Jasper IN 47546

GEIMAN, Jamie Senior Nursing Ladoga IN 47954

BUCHE, Sarah Senior Nursing Lafayette IN 47909

GAETA, Robin Dec 2002 Nursing Lafayette IN 47905

LISTER, Lynnette Senior Nursing Lafayette IN 47905

SUTTON, Polly Senior Nursing Lafayette IN 47905

SHERMAN, Jessica Senior Nursing Lebanon IN 46052

KAUFMAN, Leigh Senior Nursing Logansport IN 46947

ARGENTA, Corrin Senior Nursing Merrillville IN 46410

KLINGE, Allison Senior Nursing Seymour IN 47274

RICHARD, Connie Senior Nursing Upland IN 46989

NIEMAN, Karen Senior Nursing Waldron IN 46182

CAMPBELL, Melissa Senior Nursing West Lafayette IN 47906

JOHNSON, Laura Senior Nursing West Lafayette IN 47906

SUMMERS, Angela Senior Nursing West Lafayette IN 47906

EVANS, Jane Senior Nursing Westport IN 47283

WILSON, Holly Senior Nursing Charlotte NC 28277

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