May 2015

Troy University Iota Theta Chapter

The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International provides leadership and scholarship in practice, education and research to enhance the health of all people. We support the learning and professional development of our members who strive to improve nursing care worldwide.

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing is an organization which provides opportunities and responsibilities to make definite contributions to schools of nursing, to the profession and to the health of the public worldwide.

Its purposes are to:

  • recognize superior achievement
  • recognize the development of leadership qualities
  • foster high professional standards
  • encourage creative work
  • strengthen commitment to the ideals and purposes of the profession.



Dr. Shellye Vardaman


Dr. Kerri Outlaw


Dr. Judy Bazzell


Dr. Wade Forehand


Dr. Kelly Johnson


Ms. Nikki Hilburn (Undergraduate)


Dr. Patsy Riley (Graduate)

2015: A Year in Review

The Troy University Iota Theta Chapter partnered with Troy University’s Big Read event. The Big Read program is designed to revitalize the role of reading in American culture by exposing citizens to great works of literature and encouraging them to read for pleasure and enrichment. Iota Theta worked with Troy University in order to gather unused books to be donated for a campus wide sale. All proceeds from the sale were donated to the Big Read event.  

Iota Theta also participated in a textbook drive for Cameroon in conjunction with the honor societies of Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Tau Delta through Troy University. Older nursing and medical textbooks were collected in order to be shipped to programs in Cameroon.

On April 11, 2015 Iota Theta held its annual Showcase in Nursing Research Excellence event. This event is designed to showcase creative nursing practice, education, and research that are conducted at Troy University and the surrounding communities. Mrs. Judy Robertson was the keynote speaker for the event. Her presentation was titled Effective Communication with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Patients. In addition, there were 20 student project posters presented. Mrs. Brittney Mount, MSN student, was awarded the best poster. Her project title was The Important of Melanoma Prevention. The chapter also presented Marlee Duffie with the Outstanding BSN Student award at the Honors Convocation on April 20, 2015.

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