News Release


New Members Inducted Into Mount Marty Honor Society Of Nursing

Published Date3\11\2011
Mount Marty Colleges honor society of nursing, Upsilon Iota Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International recently inducted 13 undergraduate students and one community leader in a ceremony held at the Avera Sacred Heart Professionals Pavilion.

Membership to the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, is by invitation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship, and to nurse leaders who demonstrate exceptional achievement in nursing.
The selection for induction into this Honor Society is based on the recognition of the candidates for their excellence in nursing and commitment to wisdom and discernment, knowledge, service, professional endeavor and strength of leadership. The undergraduate student must have at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, be in the upper 35 percent of his/her graduating class, have completed at least one-half of the nursing curriculum to qualify for membership and meet the expectation of academic integrity.

The following Mount Marty nursing students were inducted into the Upsilon Iota chapter: Jacqueline Barritt, Norfolk, N.E.; Emily Bartunek, Avon, S.D.; Amanda Beehler, Delmont, S.D.; Kathryn Breuer, Madison, S.D.; Jennifer Duff, Clearwater, Neb.; James Fillaus, Yankton, S.D.; Rachel Frickel, Atkinson, Neb.; Jessica Jurgensen, Vermillion, S.D.; Titus Kosgei, Yankton, S.D.; Morgan Miralles, Hemet, Calif.; Meghan Nelson, Sioux Falls, S.D.; Alicia Pick, Sioux City, Iowa; and Jessica Weitgenant, Worthington, Minn.

Community leader Shelley Konfrst, Parkston, S.D., was also inducted. She was selected due to her leadership ability and role in the advancement of nursing practice.

As one of the most distinctive organizations in professional nursing, the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Tau International influences and changes the health of people by engaging the intellectual capital of nurses around the globe. Founded to advance the knowledge, learning and service of nurses, the honor society focuses on scholarship and leadership in its social and ethical commitment to excellence.