Welcome to the Theta Beta Chapter of STTI!
Theta Beta Welcomes you! We are located in Jackson, Mississippi and are affiliated with the University of Mississippi School of Nursing. We are proud to support our over 400 members, ranging from undergraduate and graduate nursing students to practicing nurses, faculty members, and community leaders!
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Region 8 Conference 2016
Congratulations to our most recent inductees! Theta Beta Inducted Over 150 new members in March 2016. Congratulations to all of our new members!
New Inductees and 2016 UMC SON Graduates (from left): Davelin Woodard, Raven Lyles, Tiara Turner & Jalisa Williams
Member Recognition Spotlight
Kayla Carr (left) was named a
Jonas Scholar for 2016-2018. A $20,000 grant from the Jonas Center for
Nursing and Veterans Healthcare was matched by the SON to fund the
scholarships. This grant is part of a national effort to support nurses
pursuing DNP and PhD degrees, curb faculty shortage, and help prepare
the next generation of nurses.
Kim Douglas (center) and Robyn MacSorley (right) and were both named as the SON’s 2016 Nelson Order
Inductees. Both were chosen for their innovative methods, engaging
learning experiences, teaching standards and interactions with students
beyond the norm. In addition, Douglas was the school’s nomination for
the 2016 Regions Bank TEACH Prize award.
Theta Beta member & UMC faculty member Dr. Kate Fouquier was awarded $13,600
by the Mississippi State Department of Health to support "Quality Improvement of a School-based Clinic at Lanier High School." The project
will help with planning for the needs of teens at Lanier. In
addition, Dr. Fouquier was also awarded $50,000 from the Women's
Foundation of Mississippi for her research study Lanier High Teen
Advocacy Program (LH-TAP). Congrats for both of your grants awarded this
Theta Beta Updates
Annual Meet & Greet
In May of 2016, Theta Beta hosted our annual Meet & Greet event in Jackson at Sal & Mookie's. It was a great time for our returning members and new inductees to get together to network, socialize, get to know one another, and make plans for a successful year!
STT Symposium and SON Alumni Day
In April, we held our annual STT Symposium and Theta Beta Business meeting as a part of The UMC School of Nursing annual Nursing Alumni Day. We enjoy food and fellowship, as well as presentations on a wide variety of topics. The STT Symposium presentation by Dr. John Showalter was entitled "Data Driven Decision Making in Healthcare: Failures and Promise."
Holiday Service Project
Thank you so much to those who came out to support Theta Beta at our 2015 Holiday Social Event and Philanthropy Party. We were able to network and socialize, and to collect desperately needed supplies for a local community organization. We raised over $100 plus a contribution of warm weather clothing for men, women, and children, supported by Stewpot Community Services here in Jackson.
Theta Beta Receives Excellence Award
Congratulations to our Theta Beta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International on their recent presentation of a "Showcase of Regional Excellence" award in response to the Presidential Call to Action for Connectedness. This fall, we provided a $1,000 gift to the undergraduate nursing program at the University of Mississippi School of Nursing to obtain a license for a documentary entitled "The American Nurse." This film was used as a teaching strategy for BSN students in their Professional Basis of Nursing Course. In September of 2015, Theta Beta hosted a viewing of this documentary, along with the School of Nursing, for UMC faculty and Theta Beta members. This was a wonderful time for learning, networking, and refreshing the spirit of nursing! During this event we
also collected donations for Grace House, a local home for men and women living with HIV/AIDS. Lishia Lee and Jennifer Hargett delivered a trunk load of critical household supplies to this local organization after the event.
STTI Biennial Convention
Thank you to Monica White, MSN, and Renee' Williams, PhD, for representing Theta Beta as delegates to Sigma Theta Tau International's 43rd Biennial Convention in Las Vegas this fall.
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