LHSON Sigma Theta Tau International Eta Gamma Chapter Celebrates 40th Anniversary

May 21, 2024

The Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), Eta Gamma chapter, Honor Society of Nursing, at the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing, celebrates its 40th Anniversary in 2024. Established in 1984, student members are invited to join based on their academic achievements and leadership potential. Currently, there are 402 Eta Gamma chapter members. 

On May 9, the chapter hosted a Celebration and Induction Ceremony at the nursing school. Dr. Katy Bartlett, Vice President for the Eta Gamma chapter provided the induction preamble. The keynote speaker was Amy K. McCarthy, DNP, RNC-MNN, NE-BC, Director of Nursing for Women, Infants and Oncology at Texas Health Hurst-Euless-Bedford and President-Elect of the Texas Nurses Association. Dr. Adrianne Duvall-Ingram, current Eta Gamma chapter President, led the induction pledge and welcomed the new inductees to be recognized with certificates and honor cords. The evening continued with dinner catered by Blue Mesa and a special anniversary cake for all STTI members and their families plus door prizes for four lucky winners. It was a memorable occasion for the milestone moment of STTI, Eta Gamma chapter.

Complimenting the excitement of this special day, the LHSON also hosted a Showcase of Research & Scholarship event presented in partnership with STTI, Eta Gamma chapter. Both LHSON faculty and some students displayed published manuscripts, book chapters and poster presentations. Opportunities abound for undergraduate and graduate students to work collaboratively with faculty on projects conducted in the US and abroad. These diverse projects exemplify the scholarly commitment at LHSON to Learn.Lead.Serve.®

Notably, the impeccable reputation of the STTI Eta Gamma chapter was recognized last year with the prestigious Chapter Key Award presented at the STTI 47th Biennial Convention. The award recognizes chapters and chapter leaders for continued success in membership engagement and programming.                                            

Founded in 1922 by six students of nursing at Indiana University in the United States of America, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) began with one chapter and six members. It has evolved to more than 450,000 inducted members who are active in more than 90 countries and territories. Over the course of the organization’s history, the commitment to knowledge, learning and service has guided the society in achieving many milestones and firsts in the nursing profession.