Penn College Nursing Honor Society Inducts First Members

On April 28, 31 students became the first inductees to the Pennsylvania College of Technology Bachelor of Science Nursing Honor Society.

Together, the students pledged to fulfill the society’s “commitment to nursing excellence, knowledge, service and leadership” throughout their careers.

The founding of the Penn College Bachelor of Science Nursing Honor Society is an initial step in establishing a chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing at the college. (Chapter establishment is a six-phase process that begins with forming a local honor society.)

Some of the first inductees into the Pennsylvania College of Technology Bachelor of Science Nursing Honor Society gather on stage during a recent ceremony honoring their accomplishment.

Sigma Theta Tau was founded in 1922. The founders chose the name for the Greek words storgé, tharsos and timé, meaning love, courage and honor.

To be eligible for membership, undergraduate students must complete half of their nursing curriculum, achieve academic excellence in the form of a 3.0 or higher GPA, rank in the top 35 percent of their graduating class and meet the expectation of academic integrity.

The students inducted on April 28 are:

Mikhail Y. Babakov, of New Columbia; Alayna R. Bertothy, of Phillipsburg; Chelsey M. Carnrike, of Williamsport; Magen B. Chitwood, of Williamsport; Shari L. Copp, of Montoursville; Danielle E. Dent, of Bloomsburg; Ashlee N. Dick, of Petersburg; Cain M. Dudek, of South Williamsport; Haylea D. Estright, of Brisbin; Cheyenne M. Felix, of Montgomery; Monica A. Flexer, of Williamsport; Morgan E. Foust, of Watsontown; and Glendalis Guadarrama, of Avondale.

Also: Corey A. Hamel, of Sunbury; Alexandra R. Harriman, of Montoursville; Toriann M. Jolin, of Williamsport; Elena I. Kranz, of Williamsport; Angela R. Lee, of Roaring Branch; Tess E. Linton, of Centre Hall; Ashley G. Maietta, of Key West, Fla.; Andrew L. Mattocks, of Montoursville; Keira G. Miller, of South Williamsport; Francesca B. Monse, of Selinsgrove; Christina M. Mossman, of Wellsboro; Ashley N. Nakach, of Altoona; Katherine Santoianni, of Williamsport; Dana S. Sealander, of Williamsport; Morgan Smith, of Montoursville; Luke D. Spang, of Palmyra; Elizabeth A. Stabley, of Williamsport; and Deanna M. Yerger, of Hughesville.

Penn College offers several degree options in the nursing field: a four-year bachelor’s degree; a bachelor’s degree completion for those who have already attained registered nurse licensure; an associate degree that prepares students for RN licensure; an associate degree that prepares students for licensure as a practical nurse; and an LPN-to-RN advanced-placed option.

To learn more about nursing programs at Penn College, call 570-327-4519.

For information about Penn College, a national leader in applied technology education and workforce development, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

– Photos by Jennifer A. Cline, writer/magazine editor

Comments – One Comment

Great job, students and nurses! This is a very nice write-up. Thank you, Jen Cline!

Posted by Tushanna Habalar at May 11, 2017 at 10:26 am

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