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!
Last month, four SON faculty members joined the Nelson Order at UMMC.
Congratulations to Dr. Janet Harris, Tina Ferrell, Katie Hall and Dr.
Michelle Palokas and thank you for your teaching excellence to the SON!
Theta Beta Inducted Over 150 new members in March 2016.
New Inductees and 2016 UMC SON Graduates (from left): Davelin Woodard, Raven Lyles, Tiara Turner & Jalisa Williams
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."
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