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!  

Faculty Recognition

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 year!




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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Chapter News

  • School of Nursing of the Year

    At the March 2017 Mississippi Nurses' Association Nightingale Awards, UMC's School of Nursing was named as Mississippi's BSN School of Nursing for the year.  Congrats to our wonderful faculty, students, and alumni!

  • Jingle Mingle Social

    Please join us for the Jingle Mingle Holiday Social 11/29/16. See the flier on our website and Facebook pages!

  • New Membership Ambassadors

    Congratulations to our newly appointed Membership Ambassadors for the
    2016-2017year, Jaimee Paige and Jalisa Williams. Both ambassadors are 2016 graduates of the traditional BSN program at UMC.

  • Akanji a "Nightingale"

    Congratulations to Joy Akanji, Theta Beta Member, on her selection as Mississippi's Nurse in a Non-Traditional Setting of the Year!

  • New Membership Engagement Chair

    Congrats to Kayla Carr, Instructor at UMC's School of Nursing, for being named as Theta Beta's new Membership Engagement Chair!

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