Nursing students inducted into honor society

Lewis University nursing students inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Published: May 5, 2013.

The Lewis University Epsilon Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing recently inducted 106 nursing students. Sigma Tau International supports the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide.

To be invited to join Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, graduate students must have completed at least a quarter of the nursing curriculum and have achieved academic excellence, at least a 3.5 GPA to be eligible. Additional criteria include academic honesty and integrity and an expectation of professionalism and leadership potential.

Graduate nursing students inducted into the Epsilon Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau include: Stephanie Adams-Thompson of Flossmoor, Sandra Bandel, Brittany Bogs of Frankfort, Shari Borchardt, Melissa Boyer of Naperville, James Boyle of Palos Heights, Tiara Brown, Alison Burchardt, Cabria Carter, Valerie Fleishman, Natalie Grawey of Woodridge, Amanda Hale of Rochelle, Brian Heenan of Oak Lawn, Antigone Kokalias of Orland Park, Cori Lester of Winfield, Sandra McIntyre of Brookfield, Christine McKay of Oak Forest, Elsie-Linda Nketia of Romeoville, Susan Orlowski-Newberry of Homewood, Catrina Pozo of Lyons, Crystal Race of Chicago, Nancy Sondgeroth of Sandwich, Ashli Sorensen of Montgomery, Schzelle Spiller-Harris of Broadview, Sony Vinod of Des Plaines, and Laura Wrona of Orland Park.

Undergraduate students must have completed half of the nursing curriculum and have achieved academic excellence, at least a 3.0 GPA to be eligible. Additional criteria include being ranked in the upper 35 percentile of the graduating class and meeting the expectation of academic integrity.

Undergraduate traditional nursing students inducted into the Epsilon Upsilon of Theta Tau include: Brooke Balash of Downers Grove, Sarah Baldwin of Bolingbrook, Kelsey Becker, Stephanie Biedron, Casey Connolly of Loves Park, Kristyn Marie Contreras of Oak Lawn, Brandon Cruz of Bolingbrook, Toral Ajit Dalal of Carol Stream, Lori Dasher of Oak Forest, Kaylyn Dever of Algonquin, Jade Diaz of Crest Hill, Christina Dommer of Orland Park, Lisa Marie Drong of Lockport, Melanie Faxel of Glen Ellyn, Jessica Hansen of Tinley Park, Alicia Harnois of Manteno, Tammy Lynn Hookham of Glen Ellyn, Emily Hosbach of Morris, Lauren Janulis of Chicago, Melissa Knapik of Aurora, Alyssa Krakar of Lemont, Kristin Kupczyk of Chicago, Amy Lebre of New Lenox, Katie Leitner of Lemont, Allison Lindstrom of Palos Heights, Amanda Rose Lopez of Hickory Hills, Jessica Mazur of Oak Lawn, Abigail McNabb of Morris, Lacey Lynn Meeker of Woodridge, Allison Valerie Mendiola of Hoffman Estates, Nicole Michna of Gurnee, Leslie Anne Mitcham of Naperville, Julia Moauro of Shorewood, Alyssa Monsivais of Woodridge, Jennifer Moore of Saint Charles, Elizabeth Ann Oremovich of Tinley Park, Melissa Pagliaro of Lockport, Gianna Marie Pavone of Orland Park, Nicole Peckels of Lake in the Hills, Elaine Regacho of Plainfield, Kathleen Elizabeth Rehor of LaGrange, Colleen Reutter of Oak Lawn, Leah Roman of Shorewood, Kathryn Schultenover of Oswego, Karen Sebek of Chicago, Stephanie Smith of Orland Hills, Brittany Nicole Snell of Woodridge, Stephanie Solari of Wheaton, Danielle Spreeman of Woodridge, Martha Jane Summins of Lombard, Alyssa Taffe of Lemont, Elizabeth Vercoe of Wheaton, Vanessa Vukojev of Schaumburg, Brittany Wheeler of Shorewood, Brian Kenneth Williams, Jr. of Chicago, Janeal Yates of Plainfield, Kimberly Yung of Naperville, and Meredith Zang of Manhattan.

Registered nurse students (RN/BSN) must have completed 12 credit hours at current school, completed half of the nursing curriculum and achieved academic excellence, at least at 3.0 GPA to be eligible. Additional criteria include being ranked in the upper 35 percentile of graduating class and meeting the expectation of academic integrity.

Undergraduate RN/BSN nursing students inducted into the Epsilon Upsilon of Theta Tau include: Chidinma Ahuchogu of South Holland, Denise Bilotto of Stickney, Shannon Driscoll of Scales Mound, Marion Edwards of Alsip, Felicia Faifer of Orland Park, Anne Gabriel of Hoffman Estates, Eileen Golden of Orland Park, Marycarol Goodman of Evergreen Park, Maureen Hacker of Oak Forest, Callie Hubert of Willowbrook, Gail Lemon of Crete, Suzanne Lomasney of Brookfield, Megan Loomis, Cecilia Miller of Crete, Diana Moran of Plainfield, Lara Morayma of Chicago, Elvia Ortiz of Tinley Park, Joyce Quijano of Berwyn, Linda Rapp, Sandra Reese-Rodriguez of Dyer, Lori Steck of New Lenox, Renata Strzalka of Chicago, Gabrielle Toscano-Lougran of Batavia, and Theresa Zaplatosch of Tinley Park.

The Lewis University College of Nursing and Health Professions is academically rigorous, patient-centered and career-focused. Lewis University provides the ideal environment to prepare students for their nursing career. Accelerated graduate and degree completion programs as well as convenient cohort programs at regional sites are available. For the last two consecutive years, 100 percent of the Lewis University nursing students taking the NCLEX exam have passed it.

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition, offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The ninth largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.

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